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“Flooded out!”

Big Shoals State Park
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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Flooded out!”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

I am only rating this as average because of the severe flooding in the area when we were there. We wanted to see the rapids and canoe them but were unable to. We will return to this park to canoe the rapids and hike when the flooding is gone. Just drving around it though it seemed like a great place to go. I will rerate it after I go there again.

Visited April 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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241 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“great stop to hike and picnic”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This is our second trip here in four years and we see the continuing effort to build on the trails. We did the rapids trail and enjoyed a river side picnic it is a peaceful location and nicely kept. The only scary part was the local dogs who chased our car down the long country road leading into the park. I was afraid of hurting them even when we slowed.

Visited February 2014
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice park with Class III white water rapid”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took our kids and did a couple hours hiking there. You will pass the sign of little shoal entrance and then turn when you see the sign of big shoal entrance. It is a little bit driving to find the parking lot. So if you feel why I still can't see the parking lot, just hang on and you will get there. By the end of the trail, you will hear the loud sound of the white water rapid. It is amazing. We also did a picnic in the park. A very peaceful park.

Visited February 2014
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Lake City, Florida
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327 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a great place to bring a picnic and check out the river. They also have a nice walking trail that runs along the river. The shoals size and really vary depending on the water level in the river.

Visited March 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend a few hours”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Beautiful view of the rapids at the end of a short trail. There are plenty of creatures to see. I would pair this trip to a visit to the Stephen Foster park. The entrance to the Big shoals public area is not very well marked. It is at the end of a dirt road. There is no park ranger. The fee is $4 per vehicle.

Visited October 2012
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