A Florida Friday: Winter scenes of Fanning Springs

Winter scenes from Florida’s Fanning Springs State Park. Located along the Suwanee River, these first magnitude springs release 50 million gallons of water daily and are a constant 72 degrees F.  On a cold winter’s day, with trees bare, steam rising from the spring, and Spanish moss festooning the trees, the setting looks very ethereal.  Of all the Florida state parks we’ve visited, this was one of the most memorable. We stayed several days in one of the five comfortable cabins, enjoying the tranquility of the Springs and exploring the surrounding area.

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The man-made descent into the springs

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Plenty of space to swim!

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Depth at the spring’s vent is about 18 feet. A platform is available for jumpers.

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The Suwanee on a cold winter’s day

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The park has a gazebo overlooking the waters of the Suwanee

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Two-bedroom fully equipped cabin

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2 thoughts on “A Florida Friday: Winter scenes of Fanning Springs

  1. Homesick again! 😋😆

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    • I know what you mean. The Florida landscape is very unique, and after you’ve lived here a while, you really get to appreciate it. No mountains, significant hills, etc., but beautiful in its own way.

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