SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 8:30 AM: SWIM, SNORKEL AND SCUBA AT TROY SPRINGS (or HIKE San FELASCO HAMMOCK STATE PRESERVE).
Come out for a day of swimming, snorkeling and if you’re a certified diver, SCUBA. Troy is a state park on the Suwannee River about an one hour and forty five minutes from Jax. Located about 30 miles southwest of Lake City. The spring is a large open hole about 60’ deep. At the mouth of the short and wide run to the river are the ribs of a civil war boat. If you get a little chilled in the spring water you can swim over to the warmer river water. It’s a comparatively small park and spring area compared to most.
They have picnic tables and bathroom facilities. There is a 1/2 mile nature trail. We can eat at one of the restaurants in Lake City on the way back or plan a picnic lunch at the spring. http://www.floridastateparks.org/troyspring/
674 Troy Springs Road
Branford, FL 32008
If weather prohibits a visit to the springs we will go hiking at San Felasco Hammock State Preserve located in the north east area of Gainesville. This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and many species of
songbirds make their homes in the 18 natural communities found in the preserve.
We will meet at the McDonalds at 454 Cassat Ave, 32254, at 8:30 AM and leave by 9:00.
Leader: Dan W. [masked].
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