Tuesday, April 07, 2009

11 Florida state parks close temporarily

The News Herald - Panama City,FL,USA
TALLAHASSEE - Eleven of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's State Parks located in north Florida are experiencing partial closures today after severe weather recently caused flooding. These are temporary closures and services will resume once conditions allow.

State Park closures include:

Holton River Camp at Suwannee River State Park in Live Oak - Closed until further notice.

Dowling River Camp at Suwannee River State Park in Live Oak - Closed until further notice.

Madison Blue Springs State Park in Lee - Closed until further notice.

Peacock Springs State Park in Ft. White - Closed to swimming and diving. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park in Mayo - Campground and swimming closed for visitors until further notice. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Suwannee River State Park in Live Oak - Campground and cabins are closed to visitors until further notice. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Troy Springs State Park in Branford - Closed to swimming and diving until further notice. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Fanning Springs State Park in Fanning Springs - Closed to swimming until further notice. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna - Campground, cave tours and the Blue Hole use area are closed until further notice. The visitor center and hickory picnic areas are open for day use visitors.

Blackwater River State Park in Holt - Campground is closed to visitors-anticipated to re-open midweek. The park remains open for day use visitors.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach - Topsail Road day use area is closed, but anticipated to re-open midweek. The rest of the park remains open for day use visitors.

Visitors can contact state parks directly for the most up to date information on park closures, or visit, www.FloridaStateParks.org
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