With company in town this week from Michigan, we took time out to visit Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland Fl. The weather was a warm 78 degrees and the spring was absolutely breathtaking.
Manatee Springs is classified as a first magnitude spring
A cool water temperature of 72 degrees
Swimming in the springs is allowed.
Hope they read the sign!
On the board walk to the Suwannee River
Though we didn't see any "real" manatees today, we had a great day in the sunshine.
P.S. I have had past experiences while boating around the springs that the manatees swarmed around the boat letting us touch them. I call them the gentle giants of the springs.