Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park; a 500 acre park along the Suwannee River, in northern Florida.3076 95th Drive Live Oak, Florida 32060 Phone: 386-364-1683 View Large Map
Click here for a Photo Gallery of the campgrounds (60 photos,). Be sure to read the descriptions under the photos for explanations.
The Spirt of the Suwannee Music Park is located between Interstates 75 and 10.
From I-10, take exit 283 (old exit 40) and go north on US 129 4.5 miles.
From I-75, take exit 451 (old exit 85) and go south 4.5 miles.
Watch for the Spirit of Suwannee sign.
DRIVING DISTANCES WITHIN FLORIDA (at 60mph):
Gainesville, FL — 67 Miles — 1:00 hour
Jacksonville, FL — 80 Miles — 1:20
Tallahassee, FL — 80 Miles — 1:20
Daytona Beach, FL — 152 Miles — 2:20
Tampa, FL — 165 Miles — 2:45
Orlando, FL — 172 Miles — 2:46
Pensacola, FL — 240 Miles — 4:00
Fort Myers, FL — 293 Miles — 4:19
West Palm Beach, FL — 332 Miles — 5:00
Miami, FL — 394 Miles — 6:00
DRIVING DISTANCES FROM SURROUNDING STATES (at 60mph):
Valdosta, GA – 45 Miles – 0:45 minutes
Atlanta, GA — 265 Miles — 4:30 hours
Charleston, SC – 325 Miles – 5:15
Birmingham, AL – 350 Miles – 6:00
New Orleans, LA – 470 Miles – 7:00
Charlotte, NC – 470 Miles – 7:00
Nashville, TN – 515 Miles – 8:15
Memphis, TN – 590 Miles – 10:00
You can fly into any of these area airports: Jacksonville (JAX), Tallahassee (TLH), Gainesville (GNV), and Valdosta, GA (VLD). Live Oak has a small airport for private aircraft (24J). Once landed, you will have to get your own transportation to / from the airport and festival campgrounds. There are plenty of rental car services at each airport, but please make your car reservations in advance to ensure you are covered.
CAMPING / TENTS / RV’s / HOTELS:
This event will bring the 311 community together like never before! We hope that most of you will take advantage of the beautiful campgrounds – and stay in tents & RV’s on-site. Set up your zone however you’d like – bring coolers of drinks and have access to food & drink vendors on site plus bath houses with showers & bathrooms, etc. Everything is there for you.
Either bring your tent & sleeping bag with you – or purchase one from a nearby store (see Equipment Store section below, there is a varied price range – tents start at $30, $50 and so on…and sleeping bags range from $10, $15 up to $40. So it does not have to be expensive. See info below on Walmart and Target stores nearby campsite with camping gear).
A primitive camping spot is included in your ticket price (3 nights of primitive camping: August 4 – August 7). Or you have the option (for an additional fee) to upgrade to an upgraded camping spot (w/ water & electric power outlets…to plug in fans, charge computers, cameras, ipods, etc. – additional fee applies). After you get your show ticket, then you can make arrangements directly with Spirit of the Suwannee Park reps for any upgrades. See CAMPING UPGRADE section below.
Or another great option is renting a RV. It may just be less expensive than you think. Afterall, you are not really putting miles on it, you are just living in it for short term. The park has an additional charge for RV parking – but, you will have a prime location (close to the stages) with water and electric hookups. An upgrade package for RV/Motorhome must be purchased additionally by calling the campground directly (See CAMPING UPGRADE section below).
You can drive in or pick up a RV in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Live Oak or Atlanta, etc.
For instance, here are a few of many RV rental companies in the area:
1-800 RV Rental: 1-800-rv-rental.com
Cruise America: 800-671-8042, www.cruiseamerica.com
Jacksonville RV outlets: www.superpages.com
Live Oak RV: www.rvrentalsofamerica.com
El Monte RV: 888-337-2145, www.elmonterv.com
Sunshine RV: 904-781-0161, www.sunshinervrentals.com
Florida RV: 904-777-0037, www.floridarvrentals.com
SunCoast RV: 888-995-6442, www.suncoastrv.com
Or if you prefer to get a hotel room – since primitive camping is included in your ticket price already – you might still want to set up a tent to have the best of both worlds. We have a feeling you won’t want to leave the campgrounds. This is where it will be at! (hotel list is noted below)
Check out the campground photos to get a better idea of the site. The choice is yours, but whatever you do, tent or RV or hotel, just make sure you’re at POW WOW – as it’s going to be an amazing experience for all!
CAMPING UPGRADE FEE:
There is a $50 per person fee (minimum of 4 persons) to Upgrade your camp lot to a lot with water & electric power outlets. This fee applies whether you are in a RV or Tents. The Upgraded camping lots are in prime areas a bit closer to the stage areas. The Upgraded camping lots are large so they can fit more than one Tent. Therefore you can put more than one tent on an Upgraded camping lot if you want (in order to meet the 4 person minimum). So if you have 4 people (either 4 in one tent or 2 people in 2 tents)…it’s $50 per person ($16.67 per person per day) to have an Upgraded camping lot with water & electric power outlets. Again, Upgraded camping gets you water and electric right on your camp lot (so you can plug in fans, charge computers, cameras, ipods, etc).
To Upgrade your camp lot for RV or Tent Camping (after you get your show ticket), call the Campgrounds Office at:1-800-224-5656 (or 386-364-1683) Info at: http://www.musicliveshere.com/content/index.php
We know it gets hot in Florida – but, after visiting the site, we witnessed how much is shaded by the beautiful cypress trees; from the campgrounds to the second stage, to the walking trails.
We’ll also have designated Chill Zones to help you cool down anytime you want to.
Misting areas with cool water mist
Free tap water stations
Slip & slide (water slide)
Beach / River (scenic white sand beach along stretch of the River)
Indoor air-conditioned venue where we’ll have comedy shows, beers & bingo, etc.
Electrical outlets at RV spots & Upgraded tent spots (where you can plug in fans, etc.)
Link to photos:
CAMPING EQUIPMENT STORES IN THE AREA:
Walmart – Live Oak, FL
6868 US Highway 129
Live Oak FL
Walmart – Lake City, FL
2767 W. US Highway 90
Lake City FL 32055
Target – Valdosta, GA
1815 Norman Dr
Valdosta GA 31601
Target – Gainesville, FLA
3970 Southwest Archer Rd
352 376 5260
WHAT WILL BE AT THE CAMPSITE WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Restrooms and Port-o-lets
Information and lost and found center
Trash and recycling stations
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
Flashlight & batteries
Change of clothes
Prescription Medications you may need
WHAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING OR DO WHILE YOU ARE ON THE CAMPGROUNDS:
Weapons of any kind
Motorized or non-motorized transportation: scooters, ATVs, motor scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, powered skateboards, etc. (Bicycles are allowed).
Campfires are permitted in the campgrounds as long as an adult attends them. Firewood is available at the general store or campground office. Campfires should be attended at all times and extinguished before retiring for the night. Safe fire practices such as fire rings are enforced. Do not cut standing trees or bushes. Fines will be charged.
Items may be mailed or received at the main campground offices. In addition, the Official United States Post Office is located 4 miles from the site in downtown Live Oak.
For concert goers’ convenience the Suwannee Music Park operates a general store on the premises. The store offers beer, soda, water, milk, ice, bread, eggs, candy, limited line of snacks, health & beauty products, toilet paper, laundry supplies, various Camping gear, limited line of RV supplies, t-shirts, hats, firewood, grills, lighter fluid, charcoal, bug repellent, Cold breakfast products such as breakfast bars, rolls, and fruit. Festival hours for the general store are 9am to midnight daily.
Restrooms are located at the Music Hall, John Condo Unit at the Meadow, bathhouses at Rees Lake, Horse Camping, Membership and the Loop Area. Additional Port-o-let facilities will be located throughout the campgrounds.
There are six main bath houses in the primitive camping area with sinks, bathrooms and private shower stalls (approx 6 per). Also, in addition, outdoor shower stalls are setup in the Farm Field for primitive campers.
HOTELS NEARBY (if prefer not to camp):
There are approximately 180 hotel rooms 4 miles away, another 1,200 rooms approx 20 minutes away in Lake City, FL and over 1,000 rooms 30 minutes away in Valdosta, GA. Make your reservation in advance. Here are some nearby hotel locations for consideration:
Holiday Inn Express
386-362-2600, located at 6694 US 129 N in Live Oak, Florida. This lodge includes a swimming pool, fitness center and continental breakfast. In the room there is a coffee pot, hair dryer, cable TV, iron and ironing board; suites include microwave, refrigerators, smoking & non smoking rooms, queen and king beds, data ports, and a Jacuzzi.
Best Western/Suwannee River Inn
386-362-6000, located at 6819 US Hwy 129 in Live Oak, Florida. This lodge includes a swimming pool and continental breakfast. In the rooms there are a coffee pot, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, and many more amenities.
386-362-7459, located at 6811 N Us Hwy 129 in Live Oak, Florida. This lodge includes a heated swimming pool and a continental breakfast. Other amenities include coffee pot, cable TV, double beds, and laundry facilities.
Holiday Inn & Suites
386-754-1411, 213 SW Commerce Boulevard (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32025, www.lilakecityfl.com
386-752-6450, 3954 SW SR 47 (I-75 exit 423) Lake City, FL 32024, www.americanmotel.travel
Red Roof Inn
386-752-6693, 414 SW Florida Gateway Drive (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32024, www.redroof.com
386-755-1344, 3525 US Hwy 90 W (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32055, www.cabotlodgelakecity.com
Hampton Inn & Suites
386-487-0580, 450 SW Florida Gateway Drive (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32024, www.lakecity.hamptoninn.com
Country Inn & Suites
386-754-5944, 350 SW Florida Gateway Drive (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32024, www.countryinns.com
386-752-9350, 3144 US Hwy 90 W (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32024, www.daysinn.com
386-758-8440, 285 SW Commerce Boulevard (I-75 exit 427), Lake City, FL 32025, www.jamesoninns.com
Camp Weed & Cerveny Center
386-364-5250, located at 11057 Camp Weed Place in Live Oak, Florida. This lodge has a swimming pool and an on site restaurant. All of its rooms are designed for comfort and close proximity. Other amenities include: hiking, fishing, tennis, baseball and volleyball.