Situated at the intersection of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers, Suwannee Springs is a gorgeous site of natural springs that overflows with history. With Civil War earthworks, the wreck of a steamship and the ruins of a 19th-century bathhouse, this wonderful State Park is perfect for exploring, while the six crystal-clear natural springs that make up Suwannee Springs are a delightful place for swimming and snorkeling.
Six natural springs from the mineral spring attraction in Suwannee River State Park. All six are clustered together in 100 feet of sandy terrain at the bottom of a steep bank that fringes the Suwannee River. Five of them flow directly into the river, while the main spring is a different proposition, surrounded by dramatic limestone walls originally constructed as a bath house in the late 19th century.
Cool, clear spring water flows out of an underground cavern beneath the bathhouse, creating a lovely spot for swimming and snorkeling, accessed by a wooden staircase and shaded by overhanging oak trees.
Hours: 8am to sunset, 365 days a year
Location: 3631 201st Path, Live Oak, FL 32060
Getting there: Suwannee Springs is 15 minutes from Live Oak and just 10 minutes from Interstate-10. From Live Oak, take US Hwy 129 north. Cross under the I-10 interchange, and continue north near the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Before the Agriculture check station, veer right onto the paved road. The entry to the park is the next right-hand turn.
$5 per vehicle, 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers in a vehicle with a holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Camping is $22 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. Includes water and electricity.
Cabin rental is $100 plus tax, per night.
You can rent one of two covered picnic pavilions for $45 plus tax.