Fanning Springs State Park

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Fanning Springs State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Fanning Springs State Park
Map showing the location of Fanning Springs State Park
Location Levy County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Fanning Springs, Florida
Coordinates 29°35′11″N 82°56′4″W / 29.58639°N 82.93444°W / 29.58639; -82.93444Coordinates: 29°35′11″N 82°56′4″W / 29.58639°N 82.93444°W / 29.58639; -82.93444
Area 200 acres (0.81 km2)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Fanning Springs State Park is a Florida State Park, located on US 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs.[1] As of 2008, decreased water emission levels at the springs technically requalify the first magnitude status as "historical first magnitude."

The original occupants of the land were native aborigines, "paleo-Indian people", beginning 14,000 years ago, and several of sites previously occupied by them have been located within the park. The area has been used for recreation, and in 1993 the state acquired the park. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection took over care of the park in 1997.[2]

The Nature Coast State Trail, which follows abandoned railway lines, has a junction at Fanning Springs near the state park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Springs Guide: Fanning Springs State Park". Orlando Sentinel. June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fanning Springs State Park". Florida Department of State. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nature Coast State Trail". Cross Florida Region. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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