This place has gorgeous springs. You can only swim if the manatees are gone. People were also scuba diving underneath us while we swam. The water is always 72 degrees year round. We also rented a canoe and paddled out to the river but the current was pretty strong. We paddled back and approached the swimming area and saw a little gator, almost ran it over.
They have a nice store next to the springs and they sell food too.
The site hosts were very helpful and very nice.
The deer will walk right up to you because they have no fear of people.
Wonderfully quiet. Store where you can rent canoes. Dock to go fishing. River is quiet and deer Comte right through your campsite.
I wish we could have stayed longer! We arrived late to our reservation after driving from Texas. The people we talked to at the office are super nice and helpful, and provided us with a gate code to get in.
Even in the dark, we had no problem navigating our way into our campsite. I booked an RV site, even though we were tent-ing, as it was the same low price either way. The sites are very spacious and the grounds are beautiful. Bath and shower house was very clean.
Come morning, we had a couple of deer visit us!
They have canoe, kayak, sup, etc for rent for great prices. The river is beautiful, and abundant with wildlife. Saw plenty of birds, fish, alligators and snakes. Next was the spring, and that was out of this world.
We have a new favorite Campground!
Bugs were horrendous the weekend we were there, but that happens in Florida! Water was awesome. Plenty of things for the kids to do. Sites were nice as were the bathrooms.
I did not give this 5 stars because the trails were not clearly marked. I went during Dec and got to see manatees at the 72 degree springs. The restrooms were kept clean. The park had roomy spots. Don’t be turned off at the low prices of FL parks! Shhhh… They could charge more. They are beautiful and well-maintained!!
Florida in its natural state. We had an incredible time camping here. Swimming in the Springs, canoeing, and seeing so much wildlife. The deer will literally eat out your hand! We saw 3 alligators, one was a 13 footer! During winter and early spring you can swim with the manatees. The campsites are shaded with plush vegetation, there clean facilities with showers. There is camp store and barbeque stand, as well as canoe rental and shuttle on site.
This campground has a beautiful spring, hiking and bike trails as well as the boardwalk out to the Suwannee River with a dock for fishing. They also have a concession with canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals.
Camping spots on the outside loops are less crowded and more secluded. We were at 45 and it was a nice spot with only two neighbors. The springs were amazing and beautiful! Can get crowded with local day trippers.
Manatee Springs State Park very nice park clean restrooms nice cleared out areas for camping they sweep them out each time a new person comes, down by the Springs they have a concession stand for lunch and drinks We had a good time at Manatee Springs.
Our family had a great time here. The water is beautiful and we even had deer visit us.