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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

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Address: 18081 185th Rd, Live Oak, FL 32060-6449
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A little slice of wilderness, and like so many Florida Parks, an amazing experience. I have been coming here to cave dive for more than 20 years, and still find it facinating. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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Muskoka District, Canada
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Muskoka District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A little slice of wilderness, and like so many Florida Parks, an amazing experience. I have been coming here to cave dive for more than 20 years, and still find it facinating. The hiking trails are tough, not for elevation changes, there are none, but these are not highly groomed trails to walk in a pair of dress shoes and... More 

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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful crystal clear water and miles of hiking trails, this hidden gem is more frequently known to scuba divers, but hikers, bird watchers, and anyone who just wants to get outdoors can enjoy this state park, named after the late, legendary Wes Skiles.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Wes Skiles State Park is one of the most popular cave diving sites in the N Florida and where Sheck Exley made a number of pioneering dives. There is a plaque to Sheck by the entrance to Peacock 1 Spring. There is also a gantry to see Olsen Sink, a beautiful blue sink hole which is a window to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My son and I like to explore the different springs in the summer and came across this one on a day where we also visited two others. If you are a diver (which we are not) I would imagine this is a pretty amazing dive. There were probably 7 divers total there when we went. We did not swim in... More 

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ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

For the price a great place to cave dive in the north florida area. Only a few divers there and in orange grove only 5 of us all day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

It is a state park very well maintained and preserved. A mandatory diving point for all cave divers.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

In the 60's, I lived in Winter Park and Orlando, and I was an Orlando Otter with a group of Engineering buddies from Lockheed Martin. Orange Grove sink hole was a favorite Scuba dive. I am now more of a swimming and snorkeling at the slough; there seems to be more duck weed. They didn't have the picnic tables and... More 

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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a cave divers springs at one end at the mouth. The slough has other deep places for snorkeling and swimming. Picnic tables are available and plenty of parking. The first part of the day is sunny on the swimming area. Orange is a sink spring that has a diving platform and steps, easy access.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Our family did a dive into the Orange Grove sink hole. Don't let the first look deter you. It is covered with duck weed. Which has the consistency of uncooked rice. Once you get through the duck weed it is a clear dive down to around 55 feet. You can go into some caves but we did not. It is... More 

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Live Oak, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The boardwalk were flooded and in need of repair. The bugs were bad. It appeared as though no one had been there to do necessary repairs for a very long time.

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