Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, Live Oak

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#828 of 1,255 in Parks in Florida
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is a 733acre Florida State Park located on Peacock Springs Road, two miles (3 km) east of Luraville and on State Road 51, 16mi southwest of Live Oak, Florida. Activities include picnicking, swimming and diving, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are deer, bobcats, raccoon, squirrels, beaver and otters, as well as turkey, blue heron and barred owls. The park name commemorates the work of diver and explorer Wes Skiles. Prior to 2010 the park was known as Peacock Springs State Park. Amenities include a nature trail, six sinkholes, and Peacock and Bonnet Springs, with miles of underwater caves popular with cave divers. The two springs are tributaries of the Suwannee River. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.ExpansionIn 2006, The Trust for Public Land purchased approximately 481acre for expansion of the park. This donation more than doubled the size of the park that was previously 252acre.Cave SystemThe Peacock cave system is a karst environment in limestone.
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  • This state park is a great place for those wanting to Hike down to the Swanee River or Dive. Peacock is secluded. If you are diving, The Dive Outpost is nearby for equipment and gas. Porta Potties are...  more »
  • Very cool interpretive trails that follow the cave system. May not be the best place to visit for swimming/snorkeling sometimes the surface water is algae covered.  more »
  • My family and friends with children from ages 9 to 18 went here. There were a lot of divers as this particular springs has lots of caves. However if you are looking for a place to swim there are much ...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Well mark trails. Springs are very clear and colorful. Most visit.
  • Very well maintained park. Beautiful scenery of rustic Florida and the artistry of nature.
  • It's a great park. The diving is spectacular.
  • Beautiful park full of scenic trails, sinkhole and springs!
  • Great location with awesome facilities for cave diving!!
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