Recreation and Parks - Beker State Park - Hiking

Recreation and Parks Public Hearing

CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850.245.2112,

DEP's Florida Park Service is in the process of updating the Unit Management Plan for Suwannee River State Park. Citizens are invited to attend a public hearing to learn more about the proposed plans for the state park and to provide their comments.

Please review the public notice, agenda and draft plan. Copies may also be obtained by emailing or calling 386-362-2746. The public is invited to review and submit comments to the Division of Recreation and Parks at until Aug. 10, 2016. 

WHAT:      Public Hearing 

WHEN:      July 26, 2016
                    5-8 p.m.

WHERE:    Suwannee River Water Management District Complex
                     9225 County Road 49
                     Live Oak, FL 32060

The following improvements are proposed for the updated Suwannee River State Park management plan:

  • Develop a primitive campsite;
  • Develop a family camping area with 10 tent sites;      
  • Expand the existing campground by adding 30 campsites;
  • Develop four volunteer RV campsites;
  • Establish a special events area;
  • Redesign parking in day-use area; and
  • Upgrade day-use area facilities.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the hearing by emailing or calling 386-362-2746. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (Voice).