Renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, Peacock Springs has two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition.
Cave divers travel from all over the world to explore nearly 33,000 feet of surveyed underwater passages at Peacock Springs. The park features one of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States. Only divers who show proof of their scuba certification are permitted to explore the underwater caverns.
Around the springs, four major plant communities are represented in the mature forest stands. An award-winning nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet, educating hikers along the way.
Swimming in Peacock Springs and Orange Grove Sink are popular activities during the summer. Grills and pavilions are available for picnicking. 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.