Fanning Springs State Park

Fanning Springs State Park: Hours, Address, Fanning Springs State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fanning Springs State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Audrey B
Opelika, AL26 contributions
Most beautiful spring, clear and blue, but colder and not much else to do.
Jun 2021
Beautiful but small. Not a lot of options but to float in the springs, which would have been lovely I'm sure, but it was so so cold. We decided to leave (even though we just paid $6 entry) to check out Manatee Springs (20 min away) which we heard had a little more to do. We ended up loving Manatee Springs much more. I told my daughter (18 years old) she may want to go to Fanning Springs instead of Manatee Springs due to the much clearer blue water. (She was scared to death of alligators). She went, but said the water was colder and she returned to Manatee Springs. So, Fanning more beautiful, Manatee more things to do like canoeing, nature river walk where we saw alligators, jumping fish, turtles, and snakes, tube rental, etc.
Written June 14, 2021
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RandS
2 contributions
If you like tiny ticks all over you, go here.
Apr 2021
Not sure where I picked up all the ticks, on the short hike or at the spring. I did not brush up against anything on the trail but sat down on the concrete at the spring. Picked off at least 10 tiny tiny ticks, I hope I got them all. No warning from park officials about the tick issue. Good luck, you are going to need it.

Funny question at the end of this review about this place being a romantic spot. Yeh, if you like ticks getting real intimate with you.
Written April 28, 2021
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ChrisStephanie
Plantation, FL23 contributions
Spring break getaway
Apr 2021 • Family
We stayed in the cabins and everything was wonderful. Fully stocked kitchen.... even a dishwasher with detergent. My favorite was the wrap around screened porch and swing and an easy walk to the spring throughout your day. The cabin was super clean.... will definitely go back.
Written April 7, 2021
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Frank and Kathy C
4 contributions
Nice picnic area but call ahead to see if they have closed springs
Mar 2021
The springs might usually be nice but they were closed for swimming due to high water in the Suwannee. But the state park didn't put this info on their website so we drove 3 hrs to enjoy a swim and picnic. We did the picnic and a short little hike but they need to do a better job of updating the website. And watch out for ticks, our dog picked up bunches of tiny nymph ticks that we had to pick off each other as well.
Written March 31, 2021
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panamadreamin1
Panama City, Panama5 contributions
Serene, colorful park with springs and beutiful cyprus trees
Dec 2020
A beautiful afternoon in a unique and well kept FL State Park. Colorful serene springs that flow into the Swannee River I recall. Picnic tables and areas under the live oaks draped in Spanish moss. A trail through majestic Cyprus trees. $6 entrance in our car for a relaxing afternoon :-)
Written December 6, 2020
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Toni R
3 contributions
A Natural Beauty
Nov 2020
A stunning park to visit at any time of year, but best on a hot day if you have the time to swim! Perfect 'Old Florida' experience, great for a nature walk. Birds and wildlife are frequent visitors and add to the appeal.
Written November 3, 2020
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Ocala, FL190 contributions
Natural Spring
May 2020
Very nice park. Swim, relax, cool down from the Florida heat. Not many tourists find their way here. Nice little historical town.
Written October 24, 2020
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sskroll
Orlando, FL522 contributions
Road Trip
Aug 2020
Nice place to go for a hike, picnic or to swim in the springs. Springs are very clear but the water is refreshing. There is plenty of parking and the bathrooms are clean. There are areas roped off but not sure why.
Written August 23, 2020
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Tesa Owens
Valparaiso, FL37 contributions
Gorgeous Spring
Jun 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful spring. I could sit and watch it for hours. Nice clean cabins. You must make a reservation way ahead of time. This is a must see. Had a great time here.
Written June 17, 2020
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tawny1956
Millsboro, DE451 contributions
Great natural springs
Feb 2020
We toured the natural springs all around the area, was glad for this one. The springs here are not that large, but beautiful in color and very clear. We did not swim, but it’s set up very nicely if you wanted to. There’s a walkway to an overlook of the Suwannee River. A nice outing!
Written March 12, 2020
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