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Monday, April 13, 2009

DEP State Park Closures and Re-openings

Published Apr 12, 2009 - WCTV
Fourteen of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s state parks are experiencing closures today after severe weather recently caused flooding. These are temporary closures and services will resume once conditions allow.

Fanning Springs State Park
*Closed to swimming until further notice. The cabins and park remain open for day use visitors.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
*Park remains open but visitors can expect extended tubing float times, up to three hours from midpoint to last take-out point.

Madison Blue Springs State Park
*Closed until further notice.

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
*Closed until further notice.

Manatee Springs State Park
*River and spring access closed to swimmers, divers and vessels. The park remains open for camping and day use visitors, but anticipates closing as of sunset today.

Peacock Springs State Park
*Closed visitors until further notice.

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

Florida Caverns State Park
*Campground, cave tours, the Blue Hole use area, and the Hickory picnic area are closed. Anticipated to re-open Monday, April 13. The visitor center is open for day use.

For additional information on flood conditions, visit http://www.FloridaDisaster.org
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