Manatee Springs State Park is located in the northwestern part of Florida’s peninsula, and is the sight of one of Florida’s 33 first magnitude springs, with an average water flow between 50 and 150 million gallons of water per day. It is a great place to gaze at the beautiful wildlife, especially the park’s namesake, the manatee (when the water is cold enough). The park also offers paddling, bicycling, tubing, and even event catering thanks to Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures. And some of the park’s most alluring features are the underwater caverns available to certified cave divers looking for a beautiful, maze-like adventure. But if you aren’t certified, fret not, because the park has everything from camping and picnicking to snorkeling and fishing, as well as an 800 ft. boardwalk and over 8 miles of hiking trails. Park rangers are on sight to provide additional support and information in order to make Manatee Springs State Park a truly wonderful experience.
Location: Northwest Florida
Additional Resources: Official Website