Welcome to Fanning Springs and Fanning Springs State Park! This beautiful corner of Florida is located along the Suwannee River and is home to one of only 33 first-magnitude springs in the state, producing 65 million gallons of water per day. That’s one gallon for every year since the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs.
It’s one of those rare places with a fascinating balance of history and natural beauty, and so perhaps it’s no wonder that so many people love to visit it. At the same time, with 200 acres of space available and more well-known parks out there to visit, Fanning Springs State Park is often overlooked. The cerulean waters and the ancient trees along the iconic Suwannee River make this one not to miss.
In fact, whether you’re swimming in the springs, you’re just stopping by as you’re driving through the area or you’re specifically seeking out the wildlife, there’s something at Fanning Springs for everyone. Here’s the most important information that you’ll need to know.
Address: Fanning Springs State Park, 18020 NW HWY, 19 Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Temperature: Approximately 72 degrees year-round.
Hours: Open from 8 AM until sundown (throughout the year)
Park amenities: Showers, restrooms, picnic area, parking, nature trail, restaurant, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife, weddings, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, and more!
Fees: Parking will set you back $4 for a single-occupant vehicle or $6 for other vehicles. Pedestrians, bicyclists and boat arrivals pay $2.
Location: On the banks of the Suwannee River in the heart of Florida.
Camping and cabins: Picnic pavilions are available for daily hire, with primitive camping sites on offer close to the picnic area. Feeling fancy? Cabin rental is also available at $100 plus tax per night.