There were a lot of baby manatees today.
I would imagine that they are park people, since during the time that the manatees are there, no boats or other water activities are allowed. During summer, you can swim in the spring.
I cannot imagine having a better job than this guy!!
Some of the manatees came right up to the boat.
I guess it was a curiosity.
The manatees were the main attraction for me today, but the rest of the park is really nice also. There's a nice camping area, some cabins you can rent, lots of picnic space and pavilions, and a lot of hiking areas (including the boardwalk along the spring). This park is home to not only the manatees, but also black bears, alligators and a large variety of wading birds. During the summer months you can rent canoes or take a guided boat tour along the river. It was a very nice state park!
It was nice to see all these kids outside and enjoying the park and learning about manatees. This sure beats video games!
It's not like I was going to jump in this water anyway!
|Me, enjoying the beauty of this park!|