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Suwannee River State Park, Live Oak

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Suwannee River State Park is a Florida State Park located near Live Oak. It offers some of the best backcountry canoeing opportunities in the state. Visitors can see cypress trees, southern magnolia, herons, American coots, turtles and hawks. The park is open year-round.Recreational ActivitiesThe park has such amenities as birding, boating, cabins, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking areas, wildlife viewing and full camping facilities. Snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving are not permitted, but are available at nearby Falmouth and Ellaville springs.File:SuwanneeRiverStatePark.jpg
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  • We spent a week there and thoroughly enjoyed the time to unplug and get back to the natural environment.  more »
  • We took our son and friends on a 10 mile kayaking trip. The Suwannee River is mysterious, yet peaceful. We passed several smaller alligators. We started at one park and ended up at manatee park. The s...  more »
  • Great park. Love the trees! Nice quiet park. A little ways off the interstate but worth the drive. We only stayed one night but will definitely be back.  more »
  • Nice trails along the river. Neat little camping ground. Not too far from other parks and springs. The Suwanee River is the oldest river in Florida and has a lot of culture and natural history you can learn about it here. Right next to the Florida Trail too, so through hikers can stop in to camp and possibly refresh.
  • Very poor campground. Dirty sites on top of each other. Trails and picnic area okay. Staff not very helpful.
  • Beautiful, fun, exciting and more. You must put it on your bucket list of things to do.
  • Small Park. Not much to do. Only two trails. River is way below land impossible to get to. Boat ramp is long and very steep, to the point it's dangerous. But campground is very nice. Only 30 sites.
  • IHOP's pancakes are good, but just not as good as Cracker Barrel's in my opinion. So if you have a choice between the two... :-)