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Some State Parks Still Closed for Flooding

May 2, 2009

TALLAHASSEE — Six of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s state parks remain closed today due to recent flooding. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs has completely re-opened. The remaining five parks that experienced closures have partially re-opened for visitor use. Closed parks and services will resume once conditions allow.

Continued state park closures include:

Adams Tract River Camp
C/o Troy Springs State Park
674 N.E. Troy Springs Road
Branford, Florida 32008
*Closed until further notice.

Holton Creek River Camp
C/o Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Closed until further notice.

Dowling Park River Camp
C/o Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Closed until further notice.

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
799 N.W. Blue Spring Road
Mayo, Florida 32066
* Closed until further notice.

Madison Blue Springs State Park
8300 N.E. State Road 6
Lee, Florida 32059
*Closed until further notice.

Peacock Springs State Park
12087 SW US Highway 27
Ft. White, Florida 32038
*Closed until further notice.

Parks experiencing partial closures:

Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115th Street
Chiefland, Florida 32626
*Park and campground open. Swimming, river boardwalk, canoe/kayak access and some portions of the park are closed to visitors until further notice.

Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N.W. U.S. Highway 19
Fanning Springs, Florida 32693
*Docks and swimming area closed until further notice. The cabins and park remain open for day use visitors.

Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Campground and cabins are now open, but some portions of the park remain closed.

Troy Springs State Park
674 N.E. Troy Springs Road
Branford, Florida 32008
*Closed to swimming and diving until further notice.  The park remains open for day use visitors.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
*The isolated day use area accessed by Topsail Road, off of Highway 98 is closed until further notice. The rest of the park remains open for day use and overnight visitors.

Visitors can contact state parks directly for the most up to date information on park closures, or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. For additional information on flood conditions, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org, or visit www.FL511.com for traffic updates.

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