Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Manatee Springs State Park - 01/11/12

Our destination today is Manatee Springs State Park near Chiefland, Florida.

We awoke to sporadic rain showers this morning. Fortunately, we had everything packed away and the trailer hitched up last night.

After a quick breakfast and shower, we departed Ocean Pond Campground in the Osceola National Forest at 10:00 a.m.

We arrived at Manatee State Park at 1:30 p.m. It has three very nice campgrounds, with water and electric hookups at each campsite. It also has a very nice picnic area. The campsites are very sandy, so keeping the sand out of the trailer is almost impossible.

Our campsite is located within a short walk to the Suwannee River where the Manatees spend their winter. The water stays at a constant 72 degrees from the numerous springs feeding into the river.

The cost for a campsite with water and electric hookups is $20.00 per night plus tax. This is a very popular State Park, so we reserved a campsite online a few days prior to our arrival.

Total distance traveled today: 83 miles

Tomorrow, another new adventure begins!

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