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Fanning Springs State Park

18020 NW US Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693-7025
+1 352-463-3420
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Great birdwatching stop. Excellent swimming hole.

Absolutely beautiful stop. Crystal clear. Wonderful family place. Great at any age and water is... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Blessed day

Large swimming area. You have to sit on a dock like area. Space is limited on a crowded day. So... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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18020 NW US Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693-7025
+1 352-463-3420
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Absolutely beautiful stop. Crystal clear. Wonderful family place. Great at any age and water is accessible to anyone in any condition. The boardwalk is just as wonderful as the spring. It will bring you to one huge (actually two that became one) bald cypress. The...More

Thank Selkie9
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Large swimming area. You have to sit on a dock like area. Space is limited on a crowded day. So keep this in mind if you have small children. No shallow area to swim. The spring head was very beautiful to swim over. Water very...More

Thank Lagiles08
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We've swam in this spring several times in the past when passing through this area and decided to take another quick dip in the springs to cool off on a steamy summer day (prior to the afternoon showers). To cool off in a beautiful spring...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We stopped by while beginning our vacation. It is a little small, but not crowded. Beautiful springs and a comfortable experience. We will probably be going again next time through the area.

Thank Radrev
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A really cool place to take a break on a road trip. We travel down to the tampa area every year to visit family. I get tired of the interstate races. So I like to take hwy 19 down sometimes. About 1/2 way down when...More

Thank 68beachbum
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fanning Springs State Park has good parking and all the facilities, the rangers take good care at the park. You will see lots of birds, and an equal amount of wildlife. The weather is beautiful and all the trees and foliage are in full color.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went here to try to see Manatee's. The spring was beautiful! Guess we were a little late to see manatees. They were out to sea. Nice walk. HOWEVER, was unjust that you pay $6.00 for the state park. for a day visit only. Guess...More

Thank retired27
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to take the kids swimming and they had a blast. It's a great place for kids. They have a great platform around the spring that is a great place to swim from. We even saw a Manatee in the spring while we were...More

1  Thank Monroe1971
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped to cool our feet on a bike ride on the Nature Coast Trail. Although it was Feb., people were swimming and having a great time. I imagine the park is quite crowded when the temps increase. This is a spring that flows into...More

Thank shelleycn
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a great place to see Florida history. It is a great day trip to enjoy the spring. Its unfortunate that we can not stop the destruction from all the people coming to Florida. The natural springs need to be protected and having hundreds of...More

2  Thank jim c
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18 February 2017|
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Response from 4fromkansas | Reviewed this property |
The water stays a constant 72 year round, so that depends on you. We went to Silver Glen Springs yesterday and snorkled - no wet suits. We were good until we got out.
4 January 2017|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
No Wifi,thats what makes it so relaxing.
Angela B
30 December 2015|
Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
Manatees can usually be seen between late November to mid-March, depending upon the water temps at the time. The colder the outlying waters to more apt the manatees will come into the 70 degree waters of the springs.