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Manatee Springs State Park

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Located 6 miles west of Chiefland in the Big Bend area of Florida, Manatee Springs State Park features a first magnitude spring pumping over 100 million gallons of water daily, great camping and easy access to the Suwannee River.

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Turtle and fish
Suwannee River
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 Date: 7/25/2009
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Photos: 14 
After the long drive to Cedar Key, and five hours on the hot Gulf, I needed a spring break.

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 Date: 5/16/2008
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 Miles: 16Photos: 6 
Manatee Springs State Park to Fanning Springs State Park and back. 16 miles on the Suwanee River bookended by 1st magnitude Springs.

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 Date: 2/10/2007
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 Miles: 8Photos: 4 
A few members of the Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers explore Manatee Springs. Usually this state park has a lot going for it - quiet times on the Suwannee River, lots of wildlife and of course, your friend and mine-the manatee! This trip, I got something else…

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 Date: 5/10/2006
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 Miles: 2Photos: 6 
Look no further than Manatee Springs State Park for great camping, canoeing, a first magnitude spring and a chance to see Florida manatee.

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Unknown on 7/27/2009 8:05pm
I think its the flash reflecting off particles in the water
paddlesolo on 7/27/2009 7:49pm
YakDave: What do you think makes the circles on underwater shots. I saw them on your shot of the turtle. I get them also when I am taking spring shots. Are they bubbles in the water?
ed on 5/12/2006 12:33pm
Manatee Springs State Park is beautiful, but it does cost $ to access. $4/car entrance fee, $16/night camping, $10-$12/hour canoe rental.

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