There are several RV parks along the Suwannee River. This is our second one. We were only at this park for one full day, but we did get in a little walking. They have several nature trails available.
(This is sign facing the river for boaters to know there are toilets and showers available.)
We are more into the natural beauty of the USA than the destination play activities. If you have ever been around low country ( swamp areas) you know there will be lots of brown and black water.
Swings are always a hit. These facing up river and the shot below is the view of the Black Suwannee.
The Suwannee comes out of the swamps of Georgia, so it is tea to black colored. The say it comes from much decaying vegetation, that sounds feasible.
The headwaters are in the swamp, but she is fed by many springs. Florida springs, I’m not talking about your mama’s spring, like a gallon a minute, these dudes produce a big creek. Above is one spring emptying into the Suwannee and below is from up the creek looking into the river.
Love the grotesque exposed root systems from years of up and down currents.
Looking across the river.
Another spring up river, I estimate about 50 gallons a minute, These springs are always pretty.
This is looking across the river. That is a sand bar, a great place to camp if you were canoeing the river. The sign in the distance says Gas line crossed the river, no anchor etc in this area.
This is a neat formation of rock. I called it chimney rock. this is about 25 ft. high. and looks like it is there to support the tree limb.
Lets go inland for some real black water and cypress.
This is not the river, it is labeled a Lime sink, It comes near being a swamp. LOL
This is a giant cypress. Seven or eight feet thru at the base.
Back to the river and I see ‘across to the other side’ 4 kayaks or canoes.(3 yellow 1 red). The folks spending the night are camping up on the flat. I could see the smoke from their camp fire.
Relics from a saw mill and a river boat.
Methinks God allowed trees like this for boys and girls (and some grownups). Trees like this must be climbed or walked, it is some kind of law built into the kids mind. Even more demanding if it is over water…
That one is worn slick from the demands of the mind. (I made it 4 feet!).
You cannot see it well, but that is a dad (Andy) and his son (Syrus) (Dar’s son and grand son) Sy had to walk that fallen tree. What memories, and Dad had to go follow.(Bill held Darla or she was going!)
Pictures from here and back then, fallen trees must be walked.
We are in Wildwood Florida, 77 degrees and nice!
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What a beautiful place ! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures. Glad you got out to hike around and get those pictures to show us. 77 degrees sounds wonderful. It's sunny here but only in the 40's . Lots of our snow has melted now but is still where the sun don't shine.
So beautiful Jack! I'd love to explore that area! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Great Pictures of the river and trees, looks like that one spring is really bubbling!!!!
you 2 take care, our snow is melting and almost gone, going to be up in the 60's by sunday!!!
What interesting scenery surrounding you. Looks like a lovely place to visit.
I have been spelling Suwannee incorrect. The song Way down
up the Swanee River is spelled
different. Very beautiful scenery. Can't believe the trees with the roots over the water looks like they would fall..The water is is very interesting. Glad you are enjoying your trip back to Fl. Stay safe.
Wow, love all those pics, especially the cypress, a favorite. Had a friend (who's deceased many years) with two lamps in her den made from Cypress knees, original and interesting conversation pieces. That is such a lovely place:) You and Sherry are getting closer to Okeechobee, come on down!!!
Glad you ate safely in Wildwood.
It is warmer here (south Georgia) this evening. You were here when we had our only two cold days of the year. It warmed back up.
Beautiful photos. Stunning scenery.
I especially love that tree that looks perfect for climbing. I would want to try and navigate it myself.
Suwannee is one of my favorite places. There is a wonderful campground there where we have boat meets. You need to come to Wakulla Springs, it is a beautiful place, it is only 5 miles from us. We would love to have you visit with us!
Great Leno quote!
You KNOW «Louis» likes that Packard!
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