Manatee Springs State Park, FL

It’s getting so warm.  The high for yesterday and today was around 82F and the humidity was also 82%. We did drive through spots of fog on the way here. I do not like this muggy kind of weather but I guess it’s better than what is going on in Minnesota at this time.

Manatee Springs State Park Campground, #98

Manatee Springs State Park Campground, #98

One of Florida’s largest freshwater springs is here in Manatee Springs State Park. Crystal clear water percolates from underwater caves.  SCUBA divers can go down into the springs to explore what’s in there. We saw several divers when we were here.

Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs State Park, FL

The Manatee are large slow-moving mammals that live in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.  In the colder months they make their way inland to springs and rivers where the water is warmer.  It hasn’t been very cold yet so they are not so much around at this time.  However, I did get lucky enough to see just one medium-sized one slowly making its way toward the spring.

Manatee Springs State Park, FL

Manatee

A boardwalk takes you through the Cyprus trees along the stream and there are other hiking trails throughout the park.

Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs State Park, FL

Manatee Springs State Park, FL

I had no internet service at my campsite at Manatee Springs State Park so this is a day late.  Today we are at a RV resort at Homosassa and will be moving on again in the morning.

  • Gasoline Expense:  $99.50 @ $3.32
  • Lodging Expense:   $22
  • Lodging Expense:   $21
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2 Responses to Manatee Springs State Park, FL

  1. Tammy says:

    I would really love to see one of those!

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