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Description - **Note: This information was provided by www.floridastateparks.org.

The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed. Trails for hiking and horseback riding are being developed.

Attractions - Picnic facilities are located by the beautiful spring. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Recreation - Canoeing and kayaking are available year round down the famous Suwannee River.

Fishing is allowed with current Florida fishing license. No fishing in swimming areas.

Take a hike while viewing a series of interpretive displays as you pass through a variety of ecosystems. Biking and equestrian trails are also available.

Swim in the 72 degree spring water while viewing a variety of fish and turtles. Snorkel down the spring run and see the remains of the scuttled Confederate steamship Madison. Swim at your own risk. No lifeguard on duty.

Climate - Florida's weather is dominated by the water that surrounds it. The Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west provide a stabilizing force that maintains the mild climate. Northern Florida is considered sub tropical, although it does receive some snow. This area is drier than the rest of the state. Southern areas of the state, definitely the Keys, lie within a tropical climate. Humidity is high, a characteristic of the climate, although the temperatures usually don't extend past 90 degrees F.

On the average the state receives 50 to 65 inches of rain. Summer is the rainy season, which extends into October in the south. Hurricane season begins in late August. Some hurricanes can bring up to 25 inches of rain. An average of two hurricanes per season reach the Florida peninsula. Most often these storms reach the Atlantic Coast rather than the Gulf Coast.

Location - This park was located off County Road 425, 1.3 miles north of U.S. 27.


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Contact Information:
Troy Spring State Park, 674 N.E. Troy Springs Road , Branford, Florida, 32008, Phone: 386-935-4835
, michael.strivelli@dep.state.fl.us

Additional Information:
Florida State Parks - The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Links:
Florida Division of Recreation & Parks - Official agency website

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