About a quarter mile past the ranger station, a high bluff overlooks the spot where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Vestiges of history in the park show how important the Suwannee River was to Florida history. Along the river are long mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War to guard against incursions by Union Navy gunboats. Other remnants from the past include one of the states oldest cemeteries, and a paddle-wheel shaft from a 19th century steamboat. Five trails, ranging from a quarter mile to 18 miles, loop through surrounding woodlands and provide panoramic views of the rivers. Other activities include fishing, picnicking, and canoeing; for overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground and cabins. Located 13 miles west of Live Oak, off U.S. 90.

trail running
1 day ago

Great run along the river. A few down trees on the trail, made for some good hurdles.

The whole trail isn't marked well. If you're plucky enough, you can find the old graveyard, bridge and antique chimney from a long-gone home. It's worth doing once, but be vigilant to stay on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Very well maintained. Trail is well marked.

hiking
4 months ago

Recommend this trail especially if you're a turtle lover. They love sun bathing on logs and rocks.

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice and beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

This is one of the coolest places I’ve hiked in the area. Definitely recommend to all

hiking
6 months ago

This track is a combination of the Suwannee River Trail, Balanced Rock Trail, and Lime Sink Run Trail. The river trail is great since you have a view of the river the whole time but for me the best part was the sink trail. The water level is low right now so you can walk out onto the limestone bed that floods during spring and summer. Awesome trails for Florida.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Beautiful! Nice short trail along the Suwannee River with some great views and neat bridges.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The turn around was near the road but half of the trail is closed. But if you go to the Suwannee park they have a couple smaller trails too.

paddle sports
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

We went canoeing here in the Suwanee River. It was so calm, easy and relaxing. Highly recommended for tourists visiting Florida. I was told there are gators in the river, but I didn't see any at all during my 2-3 hour canoe trip. We went to the canoeing outpost at a place called "Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park & Campground", they have low affordable rates for canoeing by hour, they were very knowledgeable, and one of their guys drove us to the Suwanee River a few miles away where we began our canoeing trip down the river.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Nice trail along the river. Seen some deer along the way. The road to the trailhead was rough and wet but the trail was nice

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Very good for beginners. Has a few short trails.

paddle sports
Monday, January 28, 2013

Troop 599 spent spring break traveling close to 95 miles along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail from White Springs to Branford Florida. We stayed along the river in the campsites at river camps and state parks. We had plenty of water and made the trip in 6 days. River camps have nice shelters and amenities to make trip pleasing. Great trip. Live Oak area flooded that spring.

hiking
Monday, September 27, 2010

We really don't have many good trails down here, but this one was actually worth the trip. It was a good length for a day trip. Of course it wasn't very difficult, but it was a nice trip.

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