Big Shoals State Park

White Springs, FL

Where are we going?

Big Shoals State Park
18738 Southeast 94th St. White Springs
FL 32096


What is there to do?

Ready for some action at Big Shoals State Park? Well action is what you can have at this popular Florida state park because it also happens to have the largest whitewater rapids in the entire state too!

The scenery at Big Shoals State Park is worth taking the camera for.  Limestone bluffs tower 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River. Vistas not found anywhere else in Florida! 

For those keen rafters out there, you'll be excited to know that when the water level on the Suwannee River is between 59 and 61 feet above mean sea level, the Big Shoals rapids earn a Class III Whitewater classification, attracting thrill-seeking canoe and kayak enthusiasts. 

For those who want something a bit more gentle, a smaller set of rapids can be found downstream and they are called Little Shoals. 

It's not just all about the whitewater rafting though. At Big Shoals you'll find over 33 miles of wooded trails perfect for those outdoor loving families. These are perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.

It's worth noting that the Woodpecker Trail is a 3 and a half mile long multipurpose paved trail that connects the Little Shoals and Big Shoals entrances to the park. 

The river offers excellent opportunities for freshwater fishing too! Endless activities for the family! Don't forget to pack that picnic, and enjoy a fun lunch under the Florida sun.

Get ready for outdoor adventure, because Big Shoals is waiting!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $4 per vehicle, limit to 8 persons in the vehicle. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists and additional passengers


When can we go?

Open 8am until sundown

Open 365 days a year


Any top tips?

At the Little Shoals entrance there's a kiosk where you can pick up maps of the trails and the wildlife that you can spot!

I’m Hungry!

Take a morning hike or canoe trip and then enjoy a peaceful picnic at either Big Shoals or Little Shoals. Wooden picnic tables and grills are located off of Godwin Bridge Road at the Big Shoals entrance.

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