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Suwannee Springs

Suwannee Springs is a featured recreation site managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District. Visitors can swim in the springs, picnic, and enjoy the snow white river sand bars of the Suwannee River.


Image of Suwannee Spring surrounded by a limestone wall sits on the edge of the Suwannee River.Suwannee Spring surrounded by a limestone wall sits on the edge of the Suwannee River. © Paul Clark

Suwannee Springs flow into the Suwannee River from the southwest approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Live Oak, Florida. At least six springs comprise Suwannee Springs. All are clustered in a sandy 100 ft stretch at the base of a 35 ft. high bank along the south side of the Suwannee River. The main spring is within the rock walls of a late 1800’s bath house. The depth near the vent on the south side of the pool is 7.8 ft. Limestone is exposed in the vents and sand covers a large part of the spring pool. Clear, yellow-greenish water is pooled behind the wall and spills out through an opening at the base over limestone boulders into the tannic Suwannee River.

The historic park features the old spring house that was built in the 1800s around the sulfur springs.

The Suwannee Springs and Linville tracts have marked equestrian trails that connect with the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. There are no parking facilities to accommodate horse trailers on these tracts. The Linville and Sugar Creek tracts are primitive sites. The Florida Trail traverses the riverfront on the Sugar Creek tract.

Wildlife species include gopher tortoise, gopher frog, Suwannee cooter, deer, turkey, and squirrel.

At a Glance:

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnic area

Entrance Fee: No

Scuba Diving: No

Onsite Camping: No

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Type of Park: Recreation Area managed by Suwannee River Water Management District

Contact Information:

Suwannee River Water Management District
Phone: (386) 362-1001

Get More Information:

Suwannee Springs Recreation Area Website


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