Swimming

Bob's River Place

Listed as # 6 among the"Hidden Gems In Florida", Bob's River Place is a Privately Owned Popular Swimming Hole located on the Famous Suwannee River in Branford, Florida. Described as "Swiss Family Robinson meets Wild Adventure", the Property is Decked out with Tree Houses, Rope Swings, Water Slides, Floating Sunbathing Rafts, Splash Pads, Jumping Platforms, Log Rolling, Karaoke, Water & Land Volleyball, Floating Rafts For Playing "King of the Dock", Picnic Tables and Barbecue Grills. ​Bob’s River Place is Open 7 days/week and all summer holidays. $10/person at Entry. No other charges. You can pack food, cooler for drinks (but no alcohol) & charcoal to grill.

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Swimming near Suwannee

Florida's springs are windows into the past and places of tremendous natural beauty. No two springs are the same, and each one has its own unique place in human history and in Florida’s ecosystem. Florida’s springs were what first lured tourist to the state, with their refreshing waters and wildlife viewing opportunities. Silver Springs State Park was the site of a 19th century tourist operation which showcased the spring’s beauty, a tradition which continues today. Each visitor is transformed by the therapeutic quality of the clear flowing water and lush banks of Florida’s springs. Springs also played a substantial role in the settlement of Florida. They were centers of American Indian communities and were used for places of permanent settlement or respite on long journeys. Evidence of Florida’s history, including Pleistocene fossils, Timucuan artifacts and early 20th century equipment dots the landscape and spring runs of the state. In fact, a mastodon skeleton recovered from Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is on display in the Florida Museum of History. Florida is the premier location to experience springs worldwide, because of the abundance and magnitude of our many springs. The natural wonders are created when rainwater collects underground and flows to the surface through the aquifer. The aquifer is a network of limestone caves and crevasses which form the drinking water reserve for most of Florida. Researchers from around the world use parks like Wes Skiles Peacock Springs and Lafayette Blue Springs to map this underground system.

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Ginnie Springs

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GET WET ‘N’ WILD

Ginnie Springs gives you all the resources needed to make the most out of your time in the great outdoors. Tubing along the Sante Fe River is a popular choice among visitors, but there is so much more to do in our park. You can also simply swim and enjoy the company of your friends and family. If you are up for an adventure, rent a mask, snorkel, and fins and explore all the natural wonders the springs have to offer. From paddleboarding to volleyball, there is something for everyone at Ginnie Springs.

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