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CHIEFLAND , FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

As a strong 2nd magnitude springs, Fanning Springs provides refreshing swimming or snorkeling on a hot day. Visitors can enter the park by car or arrive by boat from the Suwannee river. Manatees are often seen in the springs during the winter months and occasionally in the summer. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the other animals seen in the park.rn


MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

CHIEFLAND , FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

A first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs discharges an average 100 million gallons of water every day. This water comes from rain that falls on lands within a 40 mile radius from the spring. Geologically the surrounding lands resemble a sponge, with sand and the underlying limestone quickly transferring rainfall into deep caverns that deliver the water to the spring from every direction, but mostly from the south and east. The spring is a source of life for many species of fish, reptiles, mammals, birds and invertebrates. From November through April, manatees use the spring's life-giving waters for warmth.rn


O'LENO STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HIGH SPRINGS , FL 32643 (110.088 miles)

Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river.rn

Official Website: O'LENO STATE PARK

RIVER RISE PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

HIGH SPRINGS , FL 32643 (110.088 miles)

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing is also a favorite pastimes for park visitors.rn


Georgia Veterans State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Cordele, GA 31015 (111.912 miles)

Located in South Central GA this Park was established to honor U.S. Veterans and features a museum with items from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War

Official Website: Georgia Veterans State Park

Osceola National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Olustee, FL 32072 (113.503 miles)

Nearly two hundred thousand acres of the original Florida are waiting to be explored in the Osceola National Forest. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and many more. Some recreational activities require a pass or permit. Please see the recreation section for more information.

Official Website: Osceola National Forest

John Bethea State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Sanderson, FL 32087 (113.686 miles)

John M. Bethea State Forest is located approximately 12 miles north of Glen St. Mary in northern Baker County near the Florida/Georgia state boundaries. This 37,736 acre state forest establishes a continuous wildlife corridor between the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Osceola National Forest. Located within the state forest are 3 miles of river frontage on the scenic St. Mary’s River which is ecologically important and provides river access for recreation activities.

Official Website: John Bethea State Forest

Lakepoint Resort State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eufaula, AL 36027 (113.967 miles)

This picturesque 1,220 acre park is located on the banks of 45,000 acre Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the “Bass Capital” of The World”. The park has a lodge, convention center, modern campground, vacation cabins and lakeside cottages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course and a marina complete with launch facilities and boat slips.

Official Website: Lakepoint Resort State Park

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Eufaula, AL 36027 (113.967 miles)

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a variety of wetland and upland habitats for diverse fauna. A prominent feature of the abundant wetlands is Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) and several feeder streams. The refuge's primary purpose is to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl, other migratory birds and resident species; to provide habitat and protection for endangered or threatened species; and to provide wildlife oriented recreational opportunities for the public. The "Blue Goose" symbolizes the national system of refuges established for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plants in the United States for the benefit of present and future generations. Eufaula Refuge is one of 550 refuges nationwide. Each one provides a unique piece of a puzzle, securing the necessary habitats needed to protect plants, animals and provide outdoor recreation.

Official Website: Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Point Washington State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Santa Rosa, FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

Point Washington State Forest is available to the public for various types of natural-resource based outdoor recreation. The forest is widely used for hunting, off-road bicycling and hiking. The Eastern Lake Trail System consists of 3 double track loop trails. No overnight camping is currently permitted on the forest. There is camping available at both the Grayton Beach State Park and the Topsail Hill State Preserve RV Park. These areas are located adjacent to the forest.

Official Website: Point Washington State Forest