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Fanning Springs State Park

18020 NW US Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693-7025
+1 352-463-3420
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Fanning Springs State Park

Fanning Springs State Park has good parking and all the facilities, the rangers take good care at... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Coral Springs, Florida

We went here to try to see Manatee's. The spring was beautiful! Guess we were a little late to see... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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18020 NW US Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693-7025
+1 352-463-3420
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fanning Springs State Park has good parking and all the facilities, the rangers take good care at the park. You will see lots of birds, and an equal amount of wildlife. The weather is beautiful and all the trees and foliage are in full color.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went here to try to see Manatee's. The spring was beautiful! Guess we were a little late to see manatees. They were out to sea. Nice walk. HOWEVER, was unjust that you pay $6.00 for the state park. for a day visit only. Guess...More

Thank retired27
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to take the kids swimming and they had a blast. It's a great place for kids. They have a great platform around the spring that is a great place to swim from. We even saw a Manatee in the spring while we were...More

1  Thank Monroe1971
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped to cool our feet on a bike ride on the Nature Coast Trail. Although it was Feb., people were swimming and having a great time. I imagine the park is quite crowded when the temps increase. This is a spring that flows into...More

Thank shelleycn
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a great place to see Florida history. It is a great day trip to enjoy the spring. Its unfortunate that we can not stop the destruction from all the people coming to Florida. The natural springs need to be protected and having hundreds of...More

1  Thank jim c
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and quit not too many there saw a manatee in the water there are 2 decks no dog allowed near water

Thank Dee22321205
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Cabins are really nice small houses with all the amenities and wrap around screen porches. What a nice break from cramped motel rooms. We had our bikes and rode the nearby nature coast trail. The springs are interesting, we actually saw one manatee but it...More

Thank philkeeling1
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The cabins are very nice, clean and comfortable. They have thought of everything..screen porch, rocking chairs, fire pit, grill. Disconnect from technology and enjoy each other. There is a beautiful cypress hammock with a boardwalk near the spring.

Thank jperreau
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Beautiful, clean, staff is so nice and the cabin was amazing! Saw more wildlife there than other places I have been in Florida. Yes it is small but that's what makes it quaint and quiet! I can't wait to go back!

Thank kriskoala
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a large park, don't visit, it's small. It does have a lot to offer for a small park, they have a new manager and he is doing great things to improve the park. There are 5 very nice cabins with everything...More

1  Thank Fulltimevagabonds
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Can we swim here in mid march?
18 February 2017|
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Response from 4fromkansas | Reviewed this property |
The water stays a constant 72 year round, so that depends on you. We went to Silver Glen Springs yesterday and snorkled - no wet suits. We were good until we got out.
Was there wi-fi in the cabins?
4 January 2017|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
No Wifi,thats what makes it so relaxing.
Angela B
Can we see manatees in the wild at Fanning Springs this time of year? (Dec 2015) Thanks!
30 December 2015|
Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
Manatees can usually be seen between late November to mid-March, depending upon the water temps at the time. The colder the outlying waters to more apt the manatees will come into the 70 degree waters of the springs.