Thursday, April 5, 2007

Florida Camping, Suwannee River State Park

Suwannee River was among the first parks to become
part of the Florida state park system. Immortalized in
the Stephen Foster song, "Old Folks at Home," (you know,
way up and down the Suwannee River), the river is known
around the world. It's a beautiful place to visit and set up
camp. Visitors can see Cypress trees, southern magnolia,
herons, American coots, turtles and hawks.

The park offers such amenities as birding, boating,
cabins, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicing
areas, snorkeling, swimming, wildlife viewing and full camping
facilities. Suwannee River State Park offers some of the best
backcountry canoeing opportunities in the state of Florida.
The campground has 31 sites, complete with electrical hookups, grills
and picnic tables.

Suwannee River State Park Fees:

Admission Fee is $4.00 per car or $1.00 per person,
payable at the pay station.

Full facility camping is available for $15.00 per night

Youth Camping (tent camping) is available at $4.00 per person/night.

Canoe Rental Fee - 2 hour minimum: $10.00
Half Day: $15.00
Full Day (8 hours): $25.00

Cabins Rental Fee - $90.00 plus tax.

Suwannee River State Park is located in northern Florida, 13 miles
west of Live Oak, Florida, off U.S. 90.

This is one of the few state parks in Florida where
pets are welcome. Yeah, you can come too, Fido.
Open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Have Fun!

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