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Troy Spring State Park
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TROY SPRING STATE PARK
TROY SPRING STATE PARK
674 N.E. Troy Springs Road
The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimming hole party! Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed. Trails for hiking and horseback riding are being developed. Located off County Road 425, 1.3 miles north of U.S. 27.
History of the Area
Troy Springs contains one underwater historic site; the submerged remains of the steamship "The Madison". The Madison was built around 1844 or 1854 for Captain James M. Tucker and named for his hometown of Madison, Florida. The Madison served as a floating mail service and trading post during the 1850?s. During the Civil War in 1863, the Madison was scuttled in the spring run to keep it from getting into the wrong hands. Today, the remains of the Madison can still be seen through the clear spring water.
Swimming
Swim in the 72 degree spring water while viewing a variety of fish and turtles. Snorkel down the spring run and see the remains of the scuttled Confederate steamship Madison.Swim at your own risk. NO lifeguard on duty.
Boating
Troy Springs is located between mile marker 82 and 83 on the Suwannee River. A boat dock is available for day use.
Canoeing
Canoeing and kayaking is available year round down the famous Suwannee River.
Fishing
Fishing in the river is allowed with current Florida fishing license. NO fishing in swimming areas.
Scuba Diving
All divers must show proof of certification before diving.All diving is open water only.No solo diving is permitted.Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m.No lights for open water dives.Instructors conducting a class must have a Commercial Dive Permit.


Location
Troy Spring State Park is located near Lake City

Picnicking
Picnic facilities are located by the beautiful spring. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Horse Area
Equestrian trails are available on Suwannee River Water Management Ruth Springs Tract property located just outside Troy Springs. Call for more information.
Trails
Enjoy a peaceful stroll on our ? mile nature trail weaving through dense hardwood hammock.

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BBs / Inns
Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
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Pets
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Troy Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in the springs.

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