Free Course

Manatee Springs, Florida

 
Explore Manatee Springs:
BLOG POST
MAPS
PRICING
CHECKLIST

Blog Post - April 22, 2019

We arrived in the small northern town of Chiefland, Florida to visit family.

We then discovered that Manatee Springs was just down the road and was supposed to be a beautiful place to explore. We got our snorkeling gear and headed out. 

As you drive into Chiefland, you’ll see this beautiful sign on the right hand side of the road:

Chiefland, Florida

As you pull into Manatee Springs, you’ll see this Welcome Sign right before going to the entrance gate.

Manatee Springs State Park

The cost to enter this State Park is $6 per vehicle of 5 adults. As we started driving to the spring we saw a lot of wildlife signs.

Turtle Crossing
Watch out for alligators

We finally made it to the actual Spring and it was beautiful! They built steps, so it’s easy to get into the water.

Manatee Springs Steps into the water

We were lucky enough to see a manatee swimming by, so I jumped in the water to film it with my GoPro!

A manatee swimming at Manatee Springs

You can see me with my blue flippers in the water as I was filming the manatee.

One of my favorite parts about these adventures is sharing it with family. Ember, Jake, and Tarin had a great time swimming with the Manatee too!

One of my favorite parts about these adventures is sharing it with family. Ember, Jake, and Tarin had a great time swimming with the Manatee too!

Spending time with family at Manatee Springs

Overall, Julie and I had a great time at Manatee Springs. We would highly recommend it!

Julie and Jordan at Manatee Springs

As we walked the wooden bridge system at Manatee Springs, we saw this water snake just hanging out in the shallow water. We didn’t see any snakes in the snorkeling area of the actual spring.

 

We also saw this little turtle. The turtle was hard to see as the shell acted as camouflage!

 

MAPS:

Manatee Springs State Park, Florida:

Click on the map above to go to a Google Maps larger view.

We went snorkeling where it says Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures on the map above.

PRICING:

Manatee Springs is a Florida state park. 

The cost was $6 for one vehicle with 5 adults.

Total Excursion Cost: $6

Here’s the receipt from Manatee Springs State Park:

Manatee Springs State Park Receipt

CHECKLIST:

These are the things that I recommend you bring to Manatee Springs State Park to Snorkel:

BACK TO DESTINATIONS >>

Want to share your own travel experiences?

Build your own travel lifestyle Website using the same all-in-one platform that I use.

Host your Website, Build Your Courses, and Accept Payments with Kajabi!

GET A FREE TRIAL OF KAJABI