Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Chiefland FL (Day 2)

Woke up to beautiful sunshine and lovely quiet today. Such a change from the little RV park on the side of the road of the past few days.

From last night, Mr. BBQ'er

Looking back toward the concession. I know the swimming area looks
swampy, but if you look at the picture above this one, it is actually crystal clear.

 Looking down at the swimming "hole" from the concession. Across the way is
where we took the pictures of the "buzzards", below. They are big and nasty looking!!
Florida's way of cleaning up the road-kill!!

The water is about 72F constant all year long.The area to the left of them (off picture) is the area where the manatee swim. You cannot swim over there.....

We have already got our money's worth out of the boardwalk and campground. Charlie and Paul, who run the concession are very accommodating. You can move the big picnic table if you need to. Right now we have one slid over by the power supply and in the shade so we can see the screens. Thanks to both of them!!
We headed out, with coffees in hand, to see if there were any manatees out and about. We were not to be disappointed!






This one was probably about 10 feet long....


Behind our campsite is what they call Catfish Hotel. It is strictly a diving spot. Crystal clear water and it is estimated to be about 90 feet deep
 Our campsite is just across where you see the sun coming through, a bit to the left....

The centre area is a beautiful blue. Apparently there are lots of
catfish at the bottom....thus the name, Catfish Hotel!!


I can't get over the palms growing wild as "underbrush"...



Some of the sink holes on the trail....
So, another action packed day here at Manatee Springs State Park. Weather has turned a corner (we hope) although I heard someone say it might rain for a bit tomorrow, but just a smidge!! Oh well. Hope you all have a great day!!
Thought for the Day: When something goes wrong in your life, just yell "plot twist" and move on!!


  1. Because of the size of our trailer when in Chiefland we go to Yellow Jacket RV Park which is also on the Suwannee River. That area is heaven on earth.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks Rick and Kathy - Nice to hear from you! I know you have been following along with us for quite awhile! We appreciate it!!

  2. Your blogs indicate a great time! Tell ya what though, there is NO WAY I'd be swimming near a beware of alligators sign....no way.

    1. I'm with you Nan! We'll just watch...

    2. Thanks Nan! We are having a great time! Appreciate you following the blog and our adventures!