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Suwannee River State Park

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3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060

(386) 362-2746

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Suwannee River with cypress tress in the foreground along with sandy banks on both sides of the river.

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NOTICE:  Access to the Big Oak Trail, primitive campsite, and the Florida National Scenic Trail at the Withlacoochee River and CR 141 has been closed.

For access, continue North on SW CR 141 to SW 74th Street and head east. Go South on SW 44th Lane until the last dirt road (SW 77th Street).  Go East on SW 77th Street until you get to the public boat ramp where you will join the National Florida Scenic Trail to the North, or South on the National Florida Scenic Trail to connect with the Big Oak Trail and primitive campsite.

*Note:  You would have to backtrack the same route from the Big Oak Trail or primitive campsite to the public boat ramp.

 Welcome to Suwannee River State Park

About a quarter mile past the ranger station, a high bluff overlooks the spot where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Vestiges of history in the park show how important the Suwannee River was to Florida history. Along the river are long mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War to guard against incursions by Union Navy gunboats. Other remnants from the past include one of the stateĀ“s oldest cemeteries, and a paddle-wheel shaft from a 19th century steamboat. Five trails, ranging from a quarter mile to 18 miles, loop through surrounding woodlands and provide panoramic views of the rivers. Other activities include fishing, picnicking, and canoeing; for overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground and cabins. Located 13 miles west of Live Oak, off U.S. 90.