SP Campground Review – Suwanee River State Park, Live Oak, FL
A lovely and quiet forest campground by the Suwanee River on the East corner of the FL Panhandle.
- Site Quality = 4/5
Decent sites here. They are mainly packed earth with full hook-ups (50Amp/sewer/water) and picnic table/fire-pit on fairly level ground. A few concrete pads (disabled access). Forest setting with tree views and plenty of shade. Parking sizes vary, but can fit big-rigs. Decent site separation although a few sites are a tad closer together than we like.
- Facilities = 4/5
Good facilities. Full toilets, showers and laundry. Campground has picnic area, playground, trails and boat access to the very pretty Suwanee River. Several historical markers of interest. On-site laundry (one machine).
- Location = 3.5/5
This is an interesting, albeit a bit of an odd-ball location. You are right on the corner of the FL panhandle in a forested area. Close to several parks (Suwanee, Stephen Foster) and the Suwanee River with opportunities for hiking, kayaking etc. Also easy access off Hwy 10. Not nearly as popular or built-up as the coastal and beach areas of the Panhandle so it’s more quiet and less visited. Nearby Live Oak has super-Walmart and shopping.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Very pet friendly. Lots of hiking and trails for pooch to run and enjoy. Poop bags provided on-site.
Overall Rating = 4.1
BONUS ALERT = Re-live the history of the Suwanee River in a FL forest
Summary: We chose this as an easy stopover from Hwy 10 while we were making our way to the Panhandle coast and enjoyed it more than we expected. The campground has basic packed-dirt sites in a forest setting, but also full hookups and very decent facilities. The main bonus of our stay was access to the pretty Suwanee River and several interesting historical markers. Despite mostly grey and chilly weather while we were here we enjoyed exploring the 18 miles of trails and relaxing at the site. This is a far less popular area than the nearby beach/coastal parks on the Panhandle so you’ve got a good chance to get away from it all here. We’d certainly come back.
Extra Info: Verizon worked. Sites are reservable $22/night with 50Amp/water/sewer. On-site dump and laundry.