Suwannee River State Park

3631 201st Path, Live Oak, 32060
(386) 362-2746
8am to sunset

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Situated at the confluence of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers, this family friendly state park features numerous aquatic habitats, plus sandhills, upland pine and mixed forest, bottomland forest and floodplain forest. Five hiking trails are available and the best for birding parallel the bluffs and limestone outcroppings of the Suwannee River; trails run through hardwood hammocks laced with holly and cedar elms. Longer, more rustic trails like the Big Oak Trail are available across the river. Watch for migratory songbirds in spring and fall. Winter brings American Robin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and the occasional flock of Rusty Blackbird. Along the river, watch for wading birds, Suwannee River Cooter, and leaping Gulf Sturgeon (summer). More than 30 butterfly species such as Confused Cloudywing, Summer Azure and Question Mark have been recorded. Take advantage of the numerous camping options; overnight visitors may encounter Chuck-will’s-widow, Eastern Screech-Owl and Southern Flying Squirrel. Paddlers can gain access to the Withlacoochee River Canoe Trail and the 170-mile Suwannee River Wilderness Trail for a several hour or multi-day adventure.

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