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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

18081 185th Rd, Live Oak, FL 32060-6449
+1 386-776-2194
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Great for Diving and Hiking

This state park is a great place for those wanting to Hike down to the Swanee River or Dive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew S
Great park for hiking and cave diving

Very cool interpretive trails that follow the cave system. May not be the best place to visit for... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Scott J
Gainesville, Florida
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“cave diving” (6 reviews)
“sink hole” (3 reviews)
“porta potties” (2 reviews)
18081 185th Rd, Live Oak, FL 32060-6449
+1 386-776-2194
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 on site.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

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 better springs that do not...More

Thank Sabrina F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I received the bulk of my cave diver training at Peacock Springs. It is a great place to learn and dive with incredible views throughout. Unlike Ginnie and other areas this site is not over crowded, especially during the week. Entrance fee is $4 which...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great places to dive, if you don't mind a few spots with duckweed. Entrance fee is $4.00 per day and includes all of the diving you can do.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love Peacock Springs. I've done the bulk of my cave training here, and to this day it is still my favorite place to dive that I've been thus far. The $4 per vehicle entry fee is super cheap and Dive Outpost is right...More

Thank Bobby R
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A little slice of wilderness, and like so many Florida Parks, an amazing experience. I have been coming here to cave dive for more than 20 years, and still find it facinating. The hiking trails are tough, not for elevation changes, there are none, but...More

Thank DecoDoppler
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful crystal clear water and miles of hiking trails, this hidden gem is more frequently known to scuba divers, but hikers, bird watchers, and anyone who just wants to get outdoors can enjoy this state park, named after the late, legendary Wes Skiles.

Thank Baser_Creatures
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Wes Skiles State Park is one of the most popular cave diving sites in the N Florida and where Sheck Exley made a number of pioneering dives. There is a plaque to Sheck by the entrance to Peacock 1 Spring. There is also a...More

Thank Guy W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My son and I like to explore the different springs in the summer and came across this one on a day where we also visited two others. If you are a diver (which we are not) I would imagine this is a pretty amazing dive....More

Thank 428kathrynb
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Questions & Answers
12 April 2017|
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Response from Bobby R | Reviewed this property |
Open water divers are allowed to dive in Orange Grove sink (with no dive lights), but otherwise you must be a cavern/cave diver to dive at Peacock.
15 February 2017|
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Response from Bobby R | Reviewed this property |
No camping at all at Peacock. The park opens and closes daily.