Friday, June 9

Friday Finds: Suwanee River State Park!

I've often seen the sign for Suwanee River State Park on I-10 on our way to the junction with I-75 South. It's located about halfway between Tallahassee and Jacksonville off of I-10.
The land along the river was acquired for a park in 1936 and it opened in 1951.
The Suwanee River Park has a long history. Andrew Jackson lead American forces through that area, looking for Indian strongholds in 1818. The region was also occupied by Confederate troops during the Civil War who built earthworks to protect their supply train.

The Suwanee River & Lime Sink Run Meet

Unique Park Features Include:
*Long mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War by Confederate troops still visible.
* Florida's oldest cemetery, which is all that remains of Columbus, a town established in 1841 that once thrived on riverboat traffic.
* An original stagecoach trail, once a thoroughfare to Pensacola.
* A paddle wheel shaft left behind by a 19th century steamboat.
* Sawmill machinery left behind by a 1800's sawmill business once located on the river.



Camping:
Suwanee River Park has 30 oak-shaded sites for tent & RV camping with water, electricity, sewer, picnic table, a campfire ring, restrooms and showers.
(They do have a 45 foot limit on RV's)

Cabins:
They have 5 cabins for rental available.  They're located along the scenic river and have heating & cooling, electric fireplaces, kitchenettes, screened porches, picnic tables, grills and come fully equipped with linens & utensils! Pretty deluxe! One is ADA accessible.

Activites:
Hiking: there are 5 trails, short & long.
Canoeing & Kayaking (bring yours)
Bicycling (bring yours)
Birding 
Fishing
An Interpretative Exhibit
Playgrounds & Picnicking
Weddings: they have a special location you can reserve!


Lime Sink Run

Be sure the visit this link: Suwannee River State Park
for information on fees, cabin rentals, weddings or park amenities and rules!

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