Florida’s State Parks Rock!
We departed from the Forgotten Coast of Florida and headed to our next campground in Perry, Florida. I picked this campsite because of it’s central location and the fact that it’s a KOA. In my opinion, if you have kids and dogs, you can’t go wrong with a KOA. They don’t have the frills that some of the other RV parks have but let’s be honest, who needs frills when you are living in an RV?!
After reading how Florida has more natural springs than any other state, I started doing my research on the state parks in the area. I had a few places on my list to visit for the day but unfortunately we only made it to two of the spots, Ichetucknee Springs and O’Leno State Park.
Ichetucknee was incredible! There are two springs in this beautiful park, one being quite a bit deeper than the other. We checked out the one closest to the parking lot first which was the more shallow of the two, and could not believe what we saw…
We were so excited to share our space with gorgeous fish and baby turtles! After a quick dip in these magical waters, we head down a long wooden walkway to check out the deeper spring, “the blue hole.” This spring was much deeper and not as clear as the first one. With the “beware of alligators” signs everywhere, we decided not to jump in.
The next stop on our list was O’Leno State Park to walk across a suspension bridge that was built in the 1930’s. After visiting the giant bridge in Libby, Montana I tried to locate some other suspension bridges on our cross country route. This awesome bridge was the only one I could find and it was definitely worth the visit!
Our trip to this part of Florida was way too short but I have a feeling we will be back:)
St. Augustine here we come!