One of the advantages we thought we would have by downsizing to our current motorhome was to fit into smaller campsites in State and Federal parks. So when we decided to head to Orlando for the Winnebago State Rally, we looked for places to stay along the way that we would not have considered with our previous motorhome. Our first stop was the Suwannee River State Park just west of where interstate 10 meets interstate 75. This is a small state park with a campground with less than 30 sites. Most of these are very short and surrounded by trees and tight turns. On the way south we reserved one of the few large spots and it was an easy in and out. We decided to stop on the way back and just take a chance. We could get in and the spot that was available proved to be very tight. Even with our short length we had only about 4 inches clearance from a large tree as we backed into our assigned spot. There was no way we were going to get the bigger motorhome in there.
This park is situated where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. The park also contains Civil War earthworks built to defend against Union gun boats. Also in the park is one of the oldest cemeteries in Florida. There are numerous trails to hike or you can just sit and enjoy the river views.
This was also my first chance to practice with a new camera I purchased to take on our Alaska cruise/land tour in a few months. I admit to getting a bit lazy and do not want to take all my camera gear on this trip and decided the Canon SX50HS would allow me to get the best pictures with the least amount of gear. It has a 50 optical zoom and a 200 digital zoom. It also has some new in camera special affects and features I am still learning. So if some of these pictures look a bit different, it is part of the learning curve.
We will be visiting this park again with our Skinnie Winnie.