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Great 9 mile paddle

We did the 9 mile paddle in two single kayaks. The boats were in good shape, with comfortable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robin S
via mobile
Most Impressed - Friendly, Helpful, Relaxed and Affordable Experience

We had a great afternoon renting 2 kayaks from Anderson. Their staff could not be more helpful or... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Chesterfield, New Jersey
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“manatee springs”(30 reviews)
“state park”(18 reviews)
“suwanee river”(2 reviews)
Anderson's Outdoor Adventures is located inside Manatee Springs State Park. We provide canoes and kayak rentals and a Full Menu of mouth watering BBQ right inside the park. We are the only BBQ Restaurant in Chiefland, FL that has swimming, a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
11650 NW 115th St, Chiefland, FL 32626-8099
+1 352-493-1699
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the 9 mile paddle in two single kayaks. The boats were in good shape, with comfortable seats, and they took us straight to the start of the paddle drop off location right away in the morning. We were given good instructions on landmarks...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Did the 10 mile kayak trip, and it was nice. However trying to actually get on it was irritating. Went on friday morning and was told they werent doing that trip at all that day bc there was low staff and was told to come...More

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had a great afternoon renting 2 kayaks from Anderson. Their staff could not be more helpful or flexible and we had a lovely experience. We even saw manatees from off our Kayaks as we came back into the park from the river. Terrific!!

Thank Weism
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This company knows its patrons and how to make it work. Rentals,tours, food. Second experience with the group.Staying at Manatee Springs State Park. Anderson's handles the concessions. All good and free WiFi to boot. Tasty barb-que, sandwiches, drinks, beer. Lunch and dinner.

Thank BPYC
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Leading a group of 52 Adventure Travelers, I was so appreciative of the superior level of customer service we received from Tim and Charley. They accommodated our every need, and fixed us a fantastic BBQ meal. Their knowledge of the swamp, Suwannee River, and the...More

Thank KikiDun
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Charlie and the Anderson Outdoor Adventures team understand and exemplify what it means to be in the service industry. During our recent stay in the campground we frequented the concession area, both for lunches and equipment rental/shuttle service, and each time the customer service provided...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has great pizza but the tables and everything is so close together you can't hear yourself talk which makes it uncomfortable

Thank swedeharte
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I called the day prior and was told we would not need a reservation for a 10 mile canoe trip the following day. We planned a morning trip to avoid the real heat of the mid afternoon. We arrived at 1000 for the 10:30 trip...More

1  Thank Donnie Y
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We rented a canoe and Andersons toted us up river so we could paddle/float back to Manatee Springs. Nice experience. But WOW--their smoked meat plates were amazing. About the best BBQ I've ever had. Even the cole slaw was really good and I rarely like...More

Thank TallyWriter
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This trip on the Suwanee River was absolutely delightful. So peaceful, calm and interesting. Our guide, Charlie Anderson, has a true appreciation for this lovely trip. He gave us so many informative tips on what the history of the area is as well as pointing...More

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Response from jzfla01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our doxies are fans. They can walk around the springs but not go inside