Suwannee Activities

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a resort and campground in the heart of the world famous Suwannee River recreational area. The Spanish moss-draped forest of more than 800 acres, a cypress tree lined, spring-fed lake, fresh water fishing and canoeing, wildlife habitat and bird watching are sure to please. Traditional American music lives here for your pickin’ and listening pleasure. Come as a camper or day visitor.

THE BAT HOUSE The Park’s new Bat House is located in the Farm Field, and is the largest known bat house in the United States. Bats enter the house from underneath through three-quarter inch openings. The Bat House is able to hold half a million bats since bats only use one-fourth of an inch of space. Bats are nature’s insect controller. Bat t-shirts now available at the Country Store in three colors.

BICYCLING Bring your own bike or rent one from the Country Store and enjoy the beauty of the park. Bikes can be rented for $25 a day. Helmets are required for children, as are both front and rear lights for riding after dark. Please respect our other guests and ride safely. For more information call 386-364-4841.

THE BOATRIGHT BARN MUSEUM Step back in time and visit the Boatright Barn, located next to the Craft Village. The majority of the farm equipment and implements were donated by Thomas L. Boatright and members of his family. Mr. Boatright was one of the original founders of our “Old Tyme Farm Days”, a yearly Thanksgiving celebration of our past.

THE BIRD SANCTUARY Located in the beautiful Rees Lake area, the bird sanctuary will surely appease your bird watching appetite.

CANOEING Don’t let your visit to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park go by without a canoe trip down the historic Suwannee River. The Suwannee Canoe Outpost, located in the park, will be pleased to set you up with everything you need. The Canoe Outpost is open everyday except Wednesday 9A.M. to 3P.M. During the month of January they are open by reservation, call ahead. Visit their website: HERE, or call 386-364-4991 for more information.

CRAFT VILLAGE You will definitely enjoy the nostalgic feel of the Craft Village when you relive the days of candle making and watch as leather belts and baskets are made by hand. Please stop by and say hello to the merchants of the new Craft Village. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

DISC GOLFPlayed by throwing plastic discs into metal catching devices, aka "baskets". Like traditional golf, the goal is to navigate from the tee to the basket in as few throws as possible. The Magnolia Disc Golf Course is beautifully wooded and relaxing, located behind the country store. The store has discs, maps, and scorecards. For more information on disc golf at the SOSMP, contact our course pro, Patty Young at 386-205-3614 or Email.

FISHING The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located on the beautiful Suwannee River for your fishing enjoyment. For a fee, our guests have use of the boat ramp located next to the canoe outpost. For more information call 386-364-4991. Also located in the park is Rees Lake. This lake is catch & release, spring-fed, abundant with fish and equipped with a dock for your fishing pleasure.

GEOCACHING is one of the newest and fastest growing sports/activities in the world. Small containers containing a log and sometimes trading objects are hidden around the world (but never underground), and their coordinates (latitude and longitude) recorded and published on the internet at www.geocaching.com “Geocachers” use their GPS units to find the location of the cache, sign the log, and trade for an object in the cache if they’d like.

GOLF CART RENTALS Visit the Country Store to rent a golf cart and enjoy the sights of the park at a more leisurely pace. You can also bring your own golf cart for a fee and proof of insurance, or become a member of the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and bring your golf cart at no charge. All golf carts must have a current park registration and are subject to all Florida motor vehicle laws.

HIKING TRAILS Step off of the beaten path and explore the tranquil beauty of Florida’s unique ecosystems. Surround yourself with the soothing stroll in the mesic forest, a quiet walk through native scrublands, or a brisk hike along the river… breathe the fresh, sweet air, witness the myriad wildlife and listen to the gentle sounds of nature.

HORSE TRAILS Bring your own horse and enjoy a leisurely trail ride through the woods and along the top of the picturesque Suwannee River bank.

PICKIN’ AND GRINNIN’ There are many covered pavilions and gathering places where campers can gather together for a time of fun, fellowship, and of course, pickin’ and grinnin’. The Suwannee River Bluegrass Association invites you to join them every Saturday night in the Pickin’ Shed at 6P.M.

SOS CAFE AND RESTAURANT The superb SOS Cafe and Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday to our guests and day visitors with lunch and dinner available daily. A Breakfast Buffet is served on Saturdays. Our menu features many delicious foods and beverages along with evening specials. Entertainment is featured each Friday and Saturday, with karaoke Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Music Hall is closed Sunday and Mondays.

SWIMMING The Suwannee River is unpredictable. Swim at your own risk. The swimming pool is near the Music Hall and the entrance of the SOS Café. The pool is open to our registered guests year round, except for the coldest winter months. There is a restroom nearby and an outdoor shower by the pool. Please observe the posted rules and operating hours. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no lifeguard on duty.