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~Manatee Springs State Park~

Strolling through the woods,

Red oaks and cypress trees reaching toward the sky,

Moss dangling from branches,

Vultures watching me.

In the distance a pier,

Inviting me to the river,

Reaching the end I peer down,

A cute little eye, looking up at me.

A Stroll Through the Woods
A Stroll Through the Woods
Odd Bird Out
Odd Bird Out
A pier leading to the Suwannee River
A pier leading to the Suwannee River
I See You
I See You

Manatee Springs is an important winter refuge for West Indian manatees. From November through April, these gentle giants are regular visitors to the spring. (taken from park brochure)

Bubble!!
Bubble!!
Manatee Spring - Florida's largest freshwater springs. An Inviting 72 Degrees
Manatee Spring – Florida’s largest freshwater springs. An Inviting 72 Degrees
Manatee Springs is a favorite diving spot.
Manatee Springs is a favorite diving spot.

Reflection Art:

Artsy Cypress Trees

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Three's a Crowd
Three’s a Crowd

Park Visitors:

All alone
All alone
High above the Spring
High above the Spring
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Lookout
Lookouts
Post Ornament
Post Ornament

With no TV, no internet (at times we will get extremely slow service) and no cell service (text messaging works fine) what to do other than walk the parks 8.5 miles of trails, take photos of Manatee Springs and the Suwannee River, bird watch and just enjoy this beautiful park.

There are 78 campsites in the park and they are pretty primitive with water and electric. We were in shock when we first arrived, but now just love this park.

One loop is closed for renovation and will have a brand new bath house and new, improved sites with FULL hookups. This loop will hopefully be open by May, 2015.

Sorry for not responding to comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone! We leave here Sunday and will be back in communication!! (I hope.)

Until next time...
Until next time…..