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Suwannee River State Park

Live Oak, Florida

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Contact Information
20185 County Road 132
Live Oak, 32060
(386) 362-2746

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
Suwannee River State Park is located 13 miles west of Live Oak, off U.S. 90.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Park Activities

Boating, Boat Ramp, Full Camping, Youth Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Nature Trails, Picnicking, and RV Camping

There are boat ramps available for various watercrafts, including boats, canoes, and kayaks; however, rentals of watercrafts are not available on site.

Full Facility Camping
Picnic tables, electric, and a grill are standard at the 30 campsites located in the family campground. A restroom with hot showers is available. Firewood and ice available inquire at ranger station.

Youth Camping
Two youth tent camping areas for use by organized, non-profit youth groups are available. Youth Camping fees are $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per child or youth.

The Suwannee River (upper) Canoe Trail and the Withlacoochee River Canoe Trail both begin in Georgia and end in the park. The Suwannee River (lower) Canoe Trail begins at the park and ends at the Gulf.

Without a boat, visitors may still fish along the bank of the river. Catches of catfish, bass, and panfish reward the persistant angler. A Florida freshwater fishing license is required for persons 16 years of age and older.

Nature Trails
Nature study is easy on the Suwannee River Trail, which winds along the high banks of the river and along Lime Sink Run. Interpretive labels explain the hammock and its various plants and animals for those who take the self-guided tour. The Sandhills Trail takes visitors from the picnic area to the Columbus Cemetery. The open forest of pines here contrasts with the hardwood hammock along the river trail. A section of this trail runs along the route of the old stage road, which ran from Pensacola to Jacksonville and was the major route of travel in the early 1800s. Note: All trails are for foot traffic only. Vehicles and horses are not permitted.

Two picnic pavilions are available in addition to the individual picnic tables and grills. Picnic tables and grills are standard at the 31 campsites located in the family campground.

The campground at Suwannee River State Park has 27 campsites available through the Reserveration America system. They can accommodate RV type campers and tent campers as most sites depending upon size of each camping rig. Each site is equipped with electrical hookups (20 & 30 Amps), water, picnic table, and ground grill fire ring. There is a dump station located within the campground facility. All campers must register at the Ranger Station.