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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

~~~Florida State Parks Series #3 - Troy Springs State Park~~~

Troy Springs State Park ranks right up there as one of the most beautiful parks we have been to in Florida. We enjoyed the day there and wish it had been warmer so we could swim in the beautiful spring... I just know that in the spring it is so beautiful with all the greenery and wildlife plentiful.


You can enjoy swimming, hiking. bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a stroll down the ½ mile nature trail. You may be lucky enough to spot a family of deer, some red-shouldered hawks, or a heron or egret. With the high water, the fish and turtles are very active and can be seen from the banks. You can stop in and visit the log-cabin visitor center to get the best view of the spring, learn about the park, or do a monthly craft project in the activity room.


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The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, has restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Trails for hiking and horseback riding are being developed.




From Branford go 6 miles on US 27 North. Turn right on CR 425 and go 1.3 miles. Park entrance is on the right. From Mayo take US Highway 27 South approximately 13 miles. Turn left on CR 425 and go 1.3 miles. Park entrance is on the right.


Hope you enjoyed your visit at the park with me...


Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

17 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Ah, that's lovely. I'm so glad you took pictures.

Chris said...

We do have many many beautiful State Parks in Fl. I love camping in them, except in the summer. LOL Then I'm outta here.

Love Ya,
Chris

Lisa (aka) French said...

I always enjoy looking at your pictures;) So happy that one of us is travelling (lol) Hugs French xoxox

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I've never been that far north in FL, it is so nice to see all of the places you and hubby travel to! I love having you and Chris in the same corner of Blogland.
Hugs, Bridget

Raggedy Girl said...

Wonder if I will ever make it that far in our trailer??? Really pretty place.
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ann said...

That is AWESOME.You lucky duck you.Enjoy honey,you so deserve this...Ann

Jill said...

You took some great pictures. I love going to the springs. My parents and I got to all different ones during the summer to picnic and swim.

Ginger said...

Florida sure is beautiful. I love the picture of the water with the white clouds reflecting in it.
Ginger

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh wow, Donna, this park looks so beautiful and pristine! You took some phenomenal pictures too!

Justine :o )

Shelia said...

Oh, Donna! How beautiful! I love this place and just feel the calm looking at the pictures! Boy, you have fun, don't you? lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

~Mary said...

these parks make me want to go camping. I'm sure we have some great places to go camping here in Scotland, I've just got no idea where they are! I will have to check it out now, just for you!

sue said...

OH I love Florida and want to go down so bad!! Most of the pictures didn't open for me Donna, but the ones that did are gorgeous! Lucky woman you are to live in this beautiful state! take care sweetie! xo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have visited so many wonderful places. These pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. laurie

Angie said...

I have enjoyed seeing and reading about these beautiful parks in Florida. My husband was just looking over my shoulder and we were saying how we need to visit some of these. Thanks for the great info!

JyLnC said...

The gnarled trees are fabulous and I really love the picture where the clouds are reflected in the water. The water is so clear, too.

Lin said...

Looks like a great place!!! I Love all that woodland and water!!!! ENJOY, my friend!

Sandy Toes said...

OH my how pretty! I love every picture...I love "water" any kind...
~Sandy toe

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