Suwannee River Attractions
We are famous for our Suwannee River attractions. For more information on the Suwannee River, you can go to www.suwanneeriver.com
Below is a list of some of the attractions and State Parks that go along the Suwannee. People stay at the Lake City Campground and go to day trips to the Suwannee. It is a nice day getaway.
ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK
Go tubing down the Suwanee River.
For information on tubing from the north entrance (3.5 hour float) please call the North Ranger Station between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (386-497-1216) seven (7) days a week.
For information on tubing from the south entrance (1.5 hour or 45 minute float) please call the South Ranger Station between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (386-497-2302) seven (7) days a week.
For more information please call the park office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (386-497-4690) Monday through Friday.
TUBING ON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike revel in opportunities for adventure as well as serenity and relaxation. Freshwater springs, lakes and rivers offer diverse forms of water play, from diving and snorkeling to canoeing and tubing. Year-round festivals and special events attract thousands of visitors, local residents and artists to celebrate Florida roots and cultural heritage. And shoppers delight in the numerous antique and collectible stores that beckon with a wealth of unique trinkets and treasures.
Suwannee River For more information, call Florida Tourist Info Center at 386-758-1312 or toll free 877-746-4778. www.suwanneevalley.org
STEPHEN FOSTER FOLK CENTER
Open daily from 8 a.m. to sundown. Exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Special events are scheduled at the center throughout the year. Events include presentations of folk art, crafts, and the performing arts. For more information please call 386-397-2733.
FALLING CREEK FALLS
It’s a short stroll from the trailhead through an open meadow into the lush woods surrounding Falling Creek, a tributary of the Suwannee River. A well-built boardwalk winds through a floodplain forest of bald cypress, sweetgum, and magnolia. You hear the falls well before you see them. At not quite 1/4 mile, you reach an observation platform overlooking the burbling tannic water. Stand and enjoy the cool rush of air and the ambiance of one of Florida’s rare natural waterfalls before you continue to the end of the boardwalk for a pretty picture – the waterfall framed by the forest. www.floridahikes.com/fallingcreek
SUWANNEE BICYCLE ASSOCIATION
The Suwannee Bicycle Association is a non-profit, membership organization formed to promote environmental awareness and family fitness through bicycling and other outdoor activities in the Suwannee River region. Located in White Springs, Florida, the organization seeks to help people obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of natural ecosystems, history and cultural heritage of the Suwannee River Region.
The Suwannee Bicycle Association is affiliated with Adventure Cycling Association, League of American Bicyclists, International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), and NORBA. SBA supports the efforts of Hostelling International. SBA conducts educational trips, bicycling, hiking and canoeing in the region, maintains a headquarters building with a libarary of resouce materials and maps. SBA publishes and distributes educational brochures and pamphlets about the region. SBA also helps develop and maintain public bicycle, hiking, and canoe trails and helps establish environmental interpretation facilites along them.
Conducts trips: bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and spring hopping in the region.
Maintains a headquarters building with maps, resource materials and interpretative information,
Publishes and distributes educational brochures and pamphlets about the region. SBA also helps develop and maintain public bicycle, hiking and canoe trails and helps establish environmental interpretation facilities along them.