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Live Oak, Florida

Suwannee River State Park

Live Oak, Florida



Live Oak, Florida
Phone: (386) 362-2746

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $12 4/2016

Latitude: 30.3830876703862
Longitude: -83.167302409668

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
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Reserved one of the concrete sites on-line (a back-in). We were right behind the rest rooms, but foot traffic was not a problem. The sewer connection was placed towards the front of the site, which made it useless for a motorhome unless you have a very long hose. Our site was level, but I don't know about most of the other sites as the were just dirt/sand. Very small park, but all the facilities are new and abundant. Appreciated the water being elevated for easy access. Heavily wooded, but was able to get reception on my Carryout antenna. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

As mentioned in other reviews, the Sandhill trail is easy and leads to a old (1800's) cemetery. Use bug spray, I discovered a tick after our walk.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
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The park itself is simply beautiful. The views of the river, the miles of multi-use trails, staff, camp hosts, ability to find solitude... all wonderful. But the campsites and campground design left us wondering if the designer of the sites was a bit off their rocker. Some sites are perfect back-in design. But the depths varied greatly. Given the one way loop road, if you follow the rules, you might have to make a 110 degree turn to back in, and then jog again. Our site was okay, but I felt sorry for some drivers. All sites have sewer service (because of the karst geology and potential for spring contamination). But most sewer stub-outs were at the front of the campsite, and many require water to flow from an RV sewer outlet uphill (because of the height above ground level of the stub-out). Water and electric worked great. All sites, save two (ADA), are packed gravel and sand. We had to use levelers on one side of the RV. Most of the campers were oriented to kayaking and canoeing, others were passing through on I-10. Sprint phone worked well, data was slow in campground, but LTE by the river. About 4 to 6 CSX trains pass near the park during, including one or two at night. Didn't bother us (we live near crossings at home, used to it). OTA DTV included solid reception of CBS, NBC, ABC, and a number of minor channels. Satellite users struggled because of the trees. In the campground, buffering vegetation on the inside island of the loop had been cleared, causing all sites to be in view of one another. I've never seen a Florida state park clear out native vegetation like this before. As for recreation, there are more gorgeous trails than advertised (mostly fire management roads). Also, the old US 90 bridge can be hiked/biked to connect to the Florida Trail. Follow the blue blazes. It was a great one time, mini-vacation for us, but we would choose another park when in the area again. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring your supplies! It's a long way to anywhere from here. There is a small produce stand and convenience store/fuel just outside of the park, but that's it. If you cross the old US 90 bridge on foot or bicycle, there is an old abandoned restaurant called "Alligator Jacks." It has a odd and VERY dark Florida history, according to a local, including a connection to an infamous serial murderer. I'd be leery about going to the west side of the bridge on old US 90 alone.

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Avanti3106

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $12.00
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Not really suitable for Class A MH >30ft IMHO. Very unlevel sites, too many tree and tree root obstructions. State of Florida needs to get this park updated for today's RV. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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jlc

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
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Beautiful state park, with full hookups. Staff was friendly, sites were level. Great views of the river. This is a gem of a park. Utilities were good, we were in a 38' Motorhome. Definitely would recommend. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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GDoug

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $11.00
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Small campground, but a great place in the woods. Sites are shady, defined, not too close sand sites with 50/30/20 amp, water, sewage. Rangers and staff are friendly and helpful. Some real history here. Several great hiking trails from a half mile to 7 miles, paved roads and loops for biking. The river trail and the lime sink trail are both very good reasonable length hikes. Facilities and campground are first class and clean. Staff always busy keeping it nice. Five very nice cabins. Quiet campground the nights we were there. We did hear trains go by, but they are few pretty quiet and fast. No bother. Typical great Florida State Park. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Hike, enjoy nature and some history. This is the Suwannee River folks. There are 5 trails. Each a little different. Some easy hiking, some moderate with elevations and roots/rocks encountered. Check Live Oak out for craft shows.

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Rebecca Ryan

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $11.00
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Very pleased with this park. We took one of the short hiking trails to an old early 1800's cemetery. Great fun looking at the headstones. Showers & bathrooms kept spotless the week we were there. Our family had great fun at the "swap table" by the bath house. Everything from books, DVDs to tea lights & towels were offered. We took a book & left some DVDs. All sites are well shaded & have full hookups. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Very nice playground near the river.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $11.00
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Another very nice Florida State Park, well maintained, 50 amp service, water and sewer. Access to the Suwanee River nearby. Very pleasant park, quiet and clean. We have been here before and would return again. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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har-fl

Review Count: 170
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $12.00
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Nice Park. If you're into hiking or fishing, good park. There is a canoe rental outside the park. I believe he will bring the canoe to you or take you upstream. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Texanaust

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $22.00
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Excellent park with FHU. Quiet, nice trails and next to a great river environment. Big Rig accessible at many sites with nice restrooms and washer/dryer facilities. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Yeager

Review Count: 129
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $12.00
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Our first visit to this park. It is obviously being updated as shower house is newish and very clean. Laundry facility is minimal. Cell & TV reception is adequate. Interesting hiking although the river is above flood stage, so boat ramp and limestone sink were closed. The only detraction were mosquitoes, so take protection. The rate quoted is for a senior Florida resident. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 250
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
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The park is just a short ways off of Interstate 10, so is convenient for travelers. When we visited, a number of the trails were closed because the river was flooding. The campground sites are reasonably well separated with some vegetation for privacy but do not expect complete privacy. The utilities are good with full hook-ups. There is a one washer and dryer, but beware, the dryer ate about $2. Our Verizon phone and data worked well but with all the tree cover we were unable to find a hole for satellite. There is a Publix food store in Live Oak, about 15 miles from the park. The ranger was great in accommodating us, even though we did not have reservations. We would definitely visit this park again for a one or two night stop, probably not as a destination. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Uno Mas

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
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We selected Suwannee River State Park because we planned on kayaking the rivers in the area and we prefer to stay at state parks when we can. The facilities at the park were nice, although we did not use the showers. The sites are nice, with tree cover and some level of distance between most sites. We had a corner site that was exceptionally large and was a pull-through, an added bonus. The entire loop is .3 miles, so overall it's not very large. Each site has full hookups, but some people complained that the distance to the sewer hookup was too far. We did notice that most people needed longer sewer hoses. The sewer was also high, making it difficult for liquids to flow easily into it. This was a minor annoyance, considering all the other nice things about the park. They have a washer and dryer outside of the restrooms that worked fairly well. This is a pretty park, but there isn't a lot to do in the general area. There are several short trails, which I recommend. The Lime Sink Run Trail is especially nice. There is no real place for bicycling, but the younger kids enjoyed biking the campground loop. There are no restaurants nearby. A few restaurants in Madison (10 miles). Live Oak is about 25 miles in the other direction, but you have more choices there. We stayed here for 11 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I hope that we can return sometimes. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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hehrb

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
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Stayed here 3 nights. Site was tight to get our 34 foot trailer into. Would have been much better if the site sign post was on the opposite side of the entry. Lots of shade. Wife got bitten by chiggers but that is florida. Suwanee river is close by for water activities. We rented canoes and had a great time. Plenty of trails for walking and riding bicycles. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $11.00
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Nice state park on the Suwannee River. Well maintained and clean. Rate reflects Florida senior discount. Only stayed one night en route to Alabama, but we would return again if in this area. Would like to spend more time on the river here. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 325
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
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February 23 – Suwannee River State Park, Live Oaks, FL. This is one of the original Florida State Parks in the northern part of the state right on the Suwannee River. The park has more than 1800 acres. The sites have full hookups, but it is not listed like that. This is an easy off interstate 10 in Live Oaks. There are only 30 sites at the campground. One can hike, bike, or canoe, or kayak on the river. It is also a historic site where the Confederates held off the Yankees taking over the river. Cost was $24.20 but no reservation fee. We were stunned that this campground was full even though it was a Saturday night. The campgrounds in northern Florida are not usually full in the month of February. We camped at Suwannee River State Park in a Motorhome.

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