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Address: County Road 135, White Springs, FL

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Nice place for hiking and photography

I only had a few hours to visit and wished I could have stayed longer. I hiked the Woodpecker Trail and then the trail along the Suwanee River to see the rapids. It was quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had a few hours to visit and wished I could have stayed longer. I hiked the Woodpecker Trail and then the trail along the Suwanee River to see the rapids. It was quiet and lovely. I saw birds, butterflies, deer and armadillo during my time there. I think I want to go back for more hiking and a... More 

1 Thank Janna64
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked to the shoals and drove around a bit. It was well maintained. There are a variety of trail types and spots to access the river. Picnic areas and restrooms.

Thank susan65345
St. Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you are near White Springs FL make sure you stop by this park. Hike on the well marked trails to see Florida's class 3 Rapids. Clean park, very safe feeling even though no park staff near by.

Thank carlachart13
Merritt Island, Florida
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited end of December and alas no rapids...Water is low but even so this was a super lovely park with a well maintained and clean trail that leads out to a couple of overlooks. Will definitely return, would love to see what these rapids look like wen the water is higher.

1 Thank MaeHem50
Ashland City, Tennessee
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122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a lovely park for moderate to easy hiking. They have honor style entry fees ($5 per car) and clean restrooms with running water. We went on a Monday so there was NOBODY there. We took the Big Shoals trail which parallels the river. You can catch glimpses on parts of the trail and there are several access points... More 

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

They aren't lying when they say the bugs are moderate-severe here! But as long as you wear bug spray and keep moving this is one of the best hiking trails I have done so far! Just beautiful!!

Thank Lindsay M
Palm Harbor, Florida
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We are two pretty active 70 year olds, but we had been to White Springs park for a hike and found the trails we tried too difficult. Then we found Big Shoals. The hike to the whitewater was great. It was a relatively easy 2.5 mile hike with the reward being the rapids at the turnaround point. Who knew -... More 

2 Thank royaltaga
Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is an easy, short hike for someone with good footing because there are roots in the path along the way. The hike leads to a set of rapids on the Suwannee River. Very nice to see. The park offers picnic tables and restrooms. Total time, including a picnic lunch was about 2 hours.

1 Thank Patricia M
South Florida, Florida
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Hiked 2.5 miles round trip to see the rapids. Water level was just right for it. Nice hike. Not sure what else there is to do as we got there late afternoon and that was all we had time for.

Thank 12Mel2014
Lake City, Florida
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We visited the state park on a beautiful day in November. We drove the short distance from Stephen Foster State Park to the furthest enterance of the park. We felt this access lacked signage and we questioned if we made the correct turn. The enterance road is a wide dirt road that cuts through a planted forest. Once at the... More 

1 Thank diverpolly

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