Manatee Springs is a first magnitude spring in Chiefland, FL that feeds into the Suwannee River. The park has about 8.5 miles of hiking trails, of which we hiked about 7, and afterwards rented a canoe and paddled out to the river. Unfortunately neither of us trusted ourselves with a camera on the river so regrettably I don’t have any pictures of that part even though it’s arguable that was where we saw the coolest stuff.
This hike was a weird one. I saw Holton Creek Wilderness Management Area on AllTrails, with two one-star reviews, one saying that it’s a trailer park with access to the Suwannee River blocked off. I was curious because SOMEBODY added this trail, and there were two pictures on the trail’s page of the river. So it had to be somewhere.