PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK
This park has two major springs, a spring run, and six sinkholes-all in near pristine condition. One of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States, about 28,000 feet of underwater passages have been explored and surveyed by cave divers. Only divers who have proof of their scuba certification are allowed to explore the underwater caverns. Mature forest stands around the springs represent four major natural plant communities. A nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet. Swimming in Peacock Spring and Orange Grove Sink are popular activities during the summer. Grills and pavilions are available for picnicking. Located 16 miles southwest of Live Oak on State Road 51, two miles east of Luraville on Peacock Springs Road.
HISTORY OF THE AREA
About 1,000 years ago this land was pushed up from the Gulf floor to rest on a limestone platform.
Its geologic growth hasn?t stopped. Recent research has documented a 30 percent increase in the size of this platform since 1957. Peacock Springs State Recreation Area is an outstanding natural ecosystem containing elements of statewide and national significance.
Excellent examples of surface and subsurface karst limestone features, including two major springs, a major spring run, six sinkholes and numerous small sinks and depressions, can be found in the 288-acre recreation area.
Swimming is limited to Orange Grove and Peacock Springs and is dependent upon seasonal water levels. Swimmers do so at their own risk. There are no lifeguards.
FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY THE RULES LISTED BELOW MUST BE FOLLOWED:
All divers must show proof of certification before diving. Cavern and cave diving is available to certified dive teams in Orange Grove Sink & Peacock Springs. Open water divers are allowed in Orange Grove Sink only. No lights for open water dives. Instructors conducting a class must have a Commercial Dive Permit. Divers dive at their own risk. No solo diving is permitted. Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m. No scooters (DPV's) or ATV's. No fishing.
Snorkeling is limited to Orange Grove and Peacock Springs and is dependent upon seasonal water levels. Swimmers do so at their own risk. There are no lifeguards.
Picnic facilities are available in two areas of the park. The Orange Grove Sink offers picnic tables, grills and a two-table pavilion. Peacock Springs offers picnic tables and grills. All picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Peacock Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in the springs.
From Live Oak, take SR 51 South approximately 17 miles to Luraville. Turn left on 180th Street, go approximately 2 miles. Park entrance is on your right. From Mayo, take SR 51 North approximately 7 miles to Luraville. Turn right on 180th Street and go approximately 2 miles. Park entrance is on the right.