Search
  • Customer Service

Manatee Springs State Park, Florida


Did someone say manatees? Yes, we at Miami RV Rentals did, and this full-facility campground with a first magnitude natural spring is a retreat and relaxation hotspot for both these marine mammals and outdoor travel enthusiasts! As this spring is able to produce 100 million gallons of crystal clean water a year, on average, West Indian manatees are known to navigate upriver during the Winter months to the comfortable temperatures of this state park's waters, making them perfect swimming companions. Embraced by a canopy of red oaks, the worn, historic route of the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad in Nature Coast State Trail and Fanning Springs State Park is directly accessible from Manatee Springs, as is the well-loved Fanning Springs State Park on the Suwannee River. Snorkel, scuba-dive, or bicycle around this beautiful natural spring- and when you're tired and hungry at the end of the day, there's a full service takeout BBQ joint considerately placed on the waterfront! Swimming in the head spring and run is forbidden in winter, when manatees are more likely to be sheltering there. The so-called "catfish hotel" sinkhole and karst window near the main spring remains open year-round with access to these caverns. Swimming and snorkeling is not allowed in the catfish hotel, and is generally unpleasant due to the layer of duck weed covering the water. Sue sink is listed as an emergency exit only for cave divers in the system as ingress and egress is hazardous to the diver and causes soil erosion. Friedman sink is available as an entrance to certified cave divers, and is the furthest upstream entrance to the system.Certified Open Water divers can dive the head spring with lights, as well as the catfish hotel cavern without lights. Certified Cavern divers can dive the catfish hotel cavern with lights, but are not to explore beyond the daylight zone. Cavern divers should also exhibit caution when nearing the siphon side of the catfish hotel cavern, as the flow is immense. Certified and qualified cave divers are able to explore several miles of underground caverns which feed into the spring.

Photo courtesy of floridastateparks.org

#ManateeSpringsStatePark #ManateeSpringsStateParkFlorida #ManateeSprings #ManateeSpringsFlorida #elmontemiami #elmonteftlauderdale #planetrv #elmonte #planetrvftlauderdale #rvplanners #rvrentalsebring #rvrentaltampa #rvrentalorlando #rvrentalfortlauderdale #rvrentalmiami #rvrentaltrip #rvrentaltrips #miamirvs #miamiflorida #minniewinnie #miamirvrentals #cityrentals #cityrv #cityrvs #cityrvrentals #tamparvs #tamparvrentals #orlandorvs #disneyworldchristmas #disneychristmas #DisneysFortWilderness #DisneysFortWildernessResortOrlando #disneyworld #DisneysFortWildernessResortOrlandoFlorida #elmontervrentalsftlauderdale #elmontervrentals #elmontervrentalsmiami #elmontervrentalskeywest #elmontervrentalssouthflorida #elmontervrentalsnaples #planetrvrentalsmiami #planetrvmiami #rvrentalplanning #rvplanning #staugustineflorida #allstarcoachesmiami #allstarcoachesftlauderdale #allstarcoaches #allstarcoachesfortlauderdale #cruiseamericarvrentalsmiami #cruiseamerica #cruiseamericarvrentals #cruisamericaforlauderdale #cruiseamericaftlauderdale #cruiseamericaofftlauderdale #cruiseamericamiami

3 views

© 2020 All Rights Reserved