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  • Alachua Florida

  • Bell Florida

    • Anderson's Outdoor Adventures
      Anderson's Outdoor Adventures, LLC provides canoe/kayak rentals, shuttle service, full service camping and equipment rentals. Anderson's Outdoor Adventures, LLC is the outfitter and concessionaire for Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs State Park. We also service the Suwannee River from Hart Springs to Fowler's Bluff and the Santa Fe River. Please visit us at www.andersonsoutdooradventures.com for full details on our services or call us at (352)493-1699. Follow is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/andersonsoutdooradventures for upcoming events and special offers.

    • Hart Springs Nature Festival
      This event showcases the beauty of nature at Florida springs. Event will include a bird watching tour ( 9:00 sharp), and a native plants and trees tour on our ½ mile boardwalk. The Master Gardeners, Institute of food and Agriculture Science (IFAS), FFA, and 4-H will have exhibits and displays. There will be food, plant, crafts and other vendors. Music and children’s activities, and of course swimming in one of the largest natural springs in Florida.

    • Hart Springs Park
      Welcome to Hart Springs, one of the largest spring-fed swimming areas in the state of Florida. Enjoy camping — from tent to full hookups, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, birding, biking and hiking. Access 55 miles of Gilchrist County river shoreline, and enjoy an abundance of refreshing natural springs. Stroll down the half-mile boardwalk and rent canoes, kayaks, tubes of all sizes, bikes, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. Hart Springs Park and Campground is a family-oriented recreation area, accessible by car and boat. Daytime access available; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Branford Florida

    • Ellie Ray's RV Resort and Lounge
      Rates: $35-50. Relax on the banks of the spring- fed Santa Fe River, where the warm air, tranquil views and soft sounds of nature will lull you into vacation bliss. Padding, tanning, fishing and more await you at Ellie Ray’s, somewhere…….on the Santa Fe River! Ellie Ray’s RV Resort and Lounge features RV river view and primitive lots, tent camping, free Wi-Fi, a boat ramp, package store, volleyball, playground, basketball courts, nature trails, paddling, swimming and snorkeling and more. Sturge’s at Ellie Rays, their onsite lounge, offers music, drinks and a laid-back fun atmosphere! They offer specials each night of the week. Find Ellie Ray’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ellierayscampground

    • Troy Springs State Park
      Whatever your outdoor interests, you will find something exciting at Troy Springs State Park!

  • Bristol Florida

  • Bronson Florida

    • Black Prong Equestrian Center
      A unique 250-acre facility meticulously developed for the sport and art of all things equestrian. Overnight stay for horses permitted, Stables, Lodging available, Horse trailer parking, Multi-use trails nearby, Fresh water for horses

    • Bronson Blue Springs
      Swim, play, hike, and fish at Bronson Blue Springs.

  • Bronson (Soutwest of) Florida

  • Cedar Key Florida

    • Cedar Key Boat Rentals & Island Tours
      Joe and Wendy Slaughter are the owners and operators of Cedar Key Boat Rentals and Island Tours. Both are Cedar Key natives whose families have been living in Cedar Key for over 6 generations. Joe is a master licensed captain with more than 40 years of working on Cedar Key's waters. Services include EcoNature tours, boat rentals, island drop-offs and special events such as island weddings and moonlight tours.

    • Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
      Hikers and off-road bicyclists who want to experience a mosaic of Florida habitats will find it on the miles of trails that wind through the park. The shallow waters and numerous creeks near the salt marshes are ideal for canoeing and kayaking.

    • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
      Wading birds, shorebirds, fishes, manatees, bald eagles, crabs, and even reptiles are some of the species of wildlife that find suitable habitat on the islands and marshes that make-up Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

    • Kayak Cedar Keys
      Located in the quaint fishing village of Cedar Key, Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Cedar Key and the surrounding area is a paddling enthusiast's paradise, recognized as a primary gathering area for paddlers from Florida and South Georgia. Kayak outfitter, tandems, sit-on tops, also specially outfitted fishing kayaks available. Rentals, guide service, sales.

    • Tidewater Tours & Boat Rentals
      Experience the pristine waters surrounding Cedar Key and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges. Tidewater Tours offers Cedar Key Island Tours, Suwannee River Tours, Coastal Estuary Tours, and Special Birding Tours. History, Environmental Education, Numerous Birds, and Bottle Nose Dolphin are a part of every trip. We also have Cedar Key’s best RENTAL BOATS at the best prices.

    • Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
      The preserve is home to numerous rare, threatened, or endangered plant and animal species and commercially important marine species. Accessible only by boat, this preserve is a favorite of anglers because it boasts both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

  • Chiefland Florida

    • Andrews Wildlife Management Area
      In addition to biking the trails, you can enjoy small, high-quality hunts and excellent fishing along the banks of Suwannee.

    • Manatee Springs State Park
      A first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs discharges an average 100 million gallons of water every day. This water comes from rain that falls on lands within a 40 mile radius from the spring. Geologically the surrounding lands resemble a sponge, with sand and the underlying limestone quickly transferring rainfall into deep caverns that deliver the water to the spring from every direction, but mostly from the South and East. The spring is a source of life for many species of fish, reptiles, mammals, birds and invertebrates. From November through April, manatees use the spring's life-giving waters for warmth. During those months the Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico waters are colder than the constant 72 degrees of the spring. Popular for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are an outstanding year-round experience for people as well. The spring run forms a sparkling stream that meanders through towering cypress, tupelo and other wetland trees to join the Suwannee River. During the summer months, huge prehistoric-looking Gulf Sturgeon can be seen leaping out of the river as they have done for eons. Enjoy the spring run view by canoe/kayak or on foot along our boardwalk. A concession provides beverages, snacks and canoe/kayak rentals. Children can enjoy a playground in the picnic area, where tables, grills and pavilions are available for family fun. Hiking and biking adventures await on the north end trail system. The full-facility campground is surrounded by hardwood hammocks and upland pine habitats. Reserve a canoe or kayak by calling Suwannee River Tours at (352) 490-0909. Located at the end of State Road 320, off U.S. 98, six miles west of Chiefland.

    • Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.
      The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a system of hubs and river camps, spaced a convenient day's travel apart, so that visitors can enjoy a lazy day trip or a multi-day adventure on the Suwannee.

  • Crawfordville Florida

    • The Wilderness Way
      Wilderness Way is Florida's Big Bend paddlesport outfitter. The specialize in: kayak sales and rentals, guided and private tours, kayak fishing gear, professional certified instruction, birthday parties, paddlesport accessories.

  • Dixie Florida

    • Shired Island Public Boat Ramp
      Shired Island is part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. There is a boat ramp for access to the Gulf of Mexico, and it is a popular launch point for coastal paddlers. There is a short trail to a 7,000 year old archeology site where ancient Floridians discarded the shells left from their meals.

  • Dunnellon Florida

    • Goethe State Forest
      Goethe State Forest contains on of the largest tracts of contiguous, old-growth longleaf pine flatwoods in the state. Overnight stay for horses permitted, Horse trailer parking, Fresh water for horses, Multi-use trails ,Hiking trails, Bicycling trails, Wildlife Viewing, Hunting, Primitive camping,

    • North Star Acres
      Guided Horseback Trail Trips...Stall & Camp for Horse & Rider. Ride with veteran horsewoman Roberta Cogswell on guided trips through the unspoiled flatwoods of Goethe State Forest. Trail horses are provided or bring your own.Located on on a 65 acre farm with thoroughbreds, goats, cows etc.

    • TRAILHEAD RANCH
      Trailhead Ranch features real Florida ranch style “fun in the sun” for horse lovers.

  • Fanning Springs Florida

    • Nature Coast State Trail
      Adventure awaits you on the Trail! Don't miss the Suwannee River Bridge near Fanning Springs. Horse Trails, Multi-use trails, Horse trailer parking.

  • Gainesville Florida

    • Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
      In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays.

    • Florida Crane and Nature Festival
      Join the Florida Trail Association and the Alachua Conservation Trust during MLK weekend to celebrate the wintering Sandhill Cranes, endangered Whooping Cranes, wild horses, bison and more than 270 species of birds in Alachua County. Activities include: Discovering more than 150 wintering birds, including the American Bald Eagle Biking the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail Saturday night dinner with a keynote speaker Silent Auction Wildlife and Birding Presentations There is a fee for registration that covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and shuttle service to bird-watching locations.

    • Florida Paddling Trails Association
      The Florida Paddling Trails Association (FPTA) was formed in October 2007 under the guidance of the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails to be the steward for all Florida's water trails, including the Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. The FPTA is a state-wide, community of paddlers, clubs, outfitters and other water trail supporters, which has a common purpose of "connecting paddlers to water trails". Our goal is to knit the paddle community together. The major missions of the FPTA are: Develop water trails Protect the environment along the trails A resource and voice for paddlers

    • Gainesville Ecotours
      Gainesville Ecotours offers interpretive hikes, trail fitness, geocaching, driving ecotours, and cupcakes or beer tasting urban ecotour events in and around Gainesville, Florida! Great for birding, wildlife viewing, exercise in nature, environmental education for home schooled families, geocache birthday parties or a fun outing with friends. Gainesville Ecotours is committed to helping Gainesville and Northeast Florida's residents and visitors alike find, explore, and understand Florida's natural resources and wildlife. Join us for a "wild" adventure! Find us at www.facebook.com/Gainesville Ecotours, www.twitter.com/GvilleEcotours, and www.pinterest.com/GvilleEcotours. Check GainesvilleEcotours.com for the tour schedule and email Terri@GainesvilleEcotours.com or call 904-704-4087 to register.

    • Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
      Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail stretches 16 miles from the city of Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and other local and state conservation lands. The recreational trail is designed for walking, cycling and horseback riding. Parking is provided at four trail heads: 3300 SE 15th Street in Gainesville, at Boulware Springs City Park, at the intersection of CR 234 and CR 2082 in Rochelle, 7902 SE 200th Drive, off of CR 2082 west of Hawthorne and 2182 SE 71st Avenue in Hawthorne.

    • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
      Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Some of Kanapaha's gardens are organized taxonomically; others demonstrate principles of ecology or natural selection. Kanapaha's signature plants include a premier stand of Chinese royal bamboo (Wong Chuk), and--during the warm months--giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. The months offering the most color are June through September. Excluding special events like our Spring Garden Festival and Moonlight Walk, dogs are permitted on leashes.

    • Lloyd Bailey's Scuba
      Lloyd Bailey has been professionally involved in aquatic recreation since 1973. Lloyd is an internationally recognized scuba instructor and has taught sailing, waterskiing, water safety and life guarding. When Lloyd opened his store in 1981, he established a mission of offering the highest quality instruction, gear and service. Now we are the largest privately owned scuba and watersports store in North Florida. Lloyd Bailey has taught over 3000 students Basic Open Water and he is the most prolific cave diving instructor in the world. We also are a primary place to get scuba, technical and cave diving equipment in the world. We ship to Europe, Asia and South America on a weekly basis. We want to be your home for all of your Scuba, Sailing and Watersports needs! At Lloyd Bailey's Scuba and Watersports we pride ourselves on the service we give and knowledge we have about the scuba industry. So come on by the store !!! We appreciate your business !!!

    • Madonna's Equestrian Academy
      We are a rustic horse farm just north of the Gainesville Airport, home to M.E.A. Horsemanship & Training Center. M.E.A. is the ideal teaching environment for beginning to advance riders; both children and adults. All riding instructors have successfully completed intense training and are certified through the Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education.

    • Morningside Nature Center Barnyard Buddies
      Barnyard Buddies: FREE. Every Wednesday, Sept.–May, at 3:00 pm at the Living History Farm. Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding on the Living History Farm. This program is free but the animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, and melons (please give these items to a staff member and not directly to the animals). With a sheep here—and a cow there—learning about heritage breeds is fun!

    • Paddle Florida, Inc.
      Paddle Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration, and waterways protection in Florida. The vehicle for carrying out our mission is the staging of supported multi-day paddling trips in each of Florida's five water management districts each year. Paddle Florida staff scouts trip routes, makes all camping arrangements, provides paddling guides, transports gear to each day's campsite, and provides three meals per day, leaving paddlers the freedom to immerse themselves in beautiful natural surroundings and make new friends. Nightly entertainment around the campfire includes regional artists, musicians, authors, and educators who highlight Florida's cultural and natural history. Our trip season runs from October through April, peak time for enjoying Florida's pristine rivers, springs, and coastal environments. Previous trips have included 3-day to week-long paddles of many rivers (Suwannee, Peace, Wekiva, St. Johns, Ochlockonee, Withlacoochee, Rainbow) as well as the Florida Keys. For more details, including our 2014-15 trip schedule, visit: http://paddleflorida.org/ * * * "If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." -- Loren Eiseley "Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe." -- Henry David Thoreau

    • Rogers Farm Fall Festival
      Fun filled entertainment for the whole family. Young and Old will have a memorable experience. Take a pleasant stroll down the spooky trail where you will encounter the things you only thought existed only in your imagination. There is a full 12 acre corn maze, with a theme and map to help you along your journey. On Fri. & Sat. Nites from 8 PM to Midnight, we invite you to test your fear level by trying to outwit the ghouls and creatures lurking within the maze. See if you are as brave as you think! Admission is $8 for the attractions, $12 for the attractions and corn maze. Hours: Fridays, 5 p.m. to Midnight; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Midnight; Sundays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located 7 miles north of Gainesville on SR 121

    • The Great Invader Raider Rally and Gainesville Greenway Challenge
      The hard work of 15 years of Great Air Potato Round Ups, along with some persistent and hungry beetles, has made quite a dent in the air potato crop! That great news allows us to focus on other challenges in our natural areas. With the momentum and community spirit that has guided the Round-Up for so many years, we proudly announce the first annual Great Invader Raider Rally and Gainesville Greenway Challenge. The Great Invader Raider Rally will take place January 31, 2015. Under trained leadership, volunteers will work to restore pre-assigned natural areas from 9 am to 11 am and then are invited to head to Morningside Nature Center for a celebration including t-shirts, music, prizes, environmental booths and games and food ($). Preregistration for the event is required and opens December 10, 2014. More details about the Gainesville Greenway Challenge are to come, so stay tuned!

  • Gulf Hammock Florida

    • Henry Beck Park
      Open April 1 to September 30 anually, this park has a spring and designated picnic facilities.

  • High Springs Florida

    • Adventure Outpost
      We currently lead kayak and canoe tours on over 40 waterways throughout North Florida. The kayak and canoe trips listed on our “Launch Menu” have been selected to give a full representation of North Florida’s rich variety of waterways. Cypress swamps, hardwood swamps, river hardwood forests, darkwater rivers, spring runs and marshes are among the variety of habitats we explore. With a legacy of prehistoric inhabitants and human history and their enchanting natural beauty, each of these wetlands is unique. And, each is the happy home to a fascinating array of plants and animals.

    • Blue Springs
      Blue Springs is a heavenly escape from everyday life and hurried vacations. Swim in the crystal-clear blue waters , stroll along the boardwalk to the Santa Fe River, canoe or kayak the spring run, and camp at their fully equipped campground. Canoes, kayaks and tubes available for rent; pavilions available for special events. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Extreme Exposure
      The next time you are in North Florida enjoying the world's best freshwater spring and cave diving we hope you will consider making a visit to the Extreme Exposure Adventure Center in High Springs, Florida. Our growing facility is staffed by active explorers and educators and provides services for everyone from the beginning open water student to the Trimix explorer. The Adventure Center provides a full line of quality scuba equipment (including the latest innovations from Halcyon), internationally-renowned diving instruction (ranging from open water to cave and mix), regulator repairs, and tank fills (air, Nitrox, Trimix, Oxygen, Argon). Our representatives include the world's most sought after instructors; each has been handpicked for their commitment to the strictest standards and for their professional skill and friendly demeanor. Store Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8am - 7pm (EST) Sunday: 8am - 6pm (EST)

    • Ginnie Springs Outdoors
      Come out and enjoy the seven crystal clear fresh water springs located in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Many riverside campsites are available, or book the Ginnie Cottage. Launch your own canoe/kayak or rent one of theirs.

    • O'Leno State Park
      Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river. Visitors can picnic at one of the pavilions or fish in the river for their dinner. Canoes and bicycles are available for rent. While hiking the nature trails, visitors can look for wildlife and enjoy the beauty of native plants. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. Located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.

    • O'Leno State Park
      Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river. Visitors can picnic at one of the pavilions or fish in the river for their dinner. Canoes and bicycles are available for rent. While hiking the nature trails, visitors can look for wildlife and enjoy the beauty of native plants. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. Located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.

    • River Rise State Park
      The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing are also favorite pastimes for park visitors. Equestrians can explore over 35 miles of trails and end the day camping overnight with their horses. Located near the entrance to the park, the horse camp has primitive campsites, restrooms, and a 20-stall horse barn available on a first-come-first-served basis.

    • Santa Fe Canoe Outpost
      Enjoy a relaxing paddle down one of Florida’s most scenic rivers. Take just a few hours or go all day. Experience crystal-clear freshwater springs, abundant wildlife and incredible natural formations. Whether you bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one of theirs, you can take advantage of Santa Fe Canoe Outpost’s convenient launch facility, ample parking and pick-up service. Canoe Outpost can supply you with everything from ice to detailed maps. Canoe Outpost staff expertise is based on years of experience paddling the river so, if you have questions, they have answers.

  • Inglis Florida

    • Inglis Island Trails
      The trails offer views of the island’s natural communities which include cypress swamp, pine flatwoods and mixed hardwood hammocks.

    • Withlacoochee Bay Trail / Felburn Park Trailhead
      Bicycling, walking or skating on the paved trail provides numerous opportunities to observe wildlife, picnic or bank fishing along the route.

  • Lamont Florida

    • Aucilla River Paddling Trail
      The Aucilla River flows 27 miles through Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties.The natural communities found on the Aucilla are Cypress swamps with hardwoods, which are teeming with wildlife. Wood ducks, otter, wild turkey, kingfisher, pileated woodpeckers, beaver, and song birds are common. People have been attracted to the Aucilla River for over 12,000 years. Indians fished and hunted along the river extensively and State archeologists have found a treasure trove of prehistoric records along its shores (note: it is illegal to remove artifacts from Aucilla).

    • Econfina On the Gulf
      Econofina River Resort is located in the “Big Bend” area of Northwestern Florida, which is situated in the middle of a 40 mile stretch of protected coastal habitat, and is one of the few native areas left untouched by development.

    • Econfina River State Park
      Horse trails, boating, boat ramp, canoeing, fishing, nature trails, and picnicking.

  • Live Oak Florida

    • Suwannee River State Park
      Enjoy a day out on the Historic Suwannee River, or take a leisurely hike along the Big Oak Trail or along the banks of the river on the Lime Sink Trail

  • Luraville Florida

    • Peacock Springs State Park
      One of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States, about 28,000 feet of underwater passages have been explored and surveyed by cave divers.

  • Madison Florida

    • Four Freedoms Park Madison (Bike Loop Trailhead)
      In the heart of downtown Madison is Four Freedoms Park, home to the Four Freedoms monument. President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned the monument in honor of the late Captain Colin P. Kelly, a Madison native and the first U.S. war hero of World War II.

  • Mayo Florida

    • Lafayette Blue Spring State Park
      This state park includes a first magnitude spring that flows from the Suwanee River, campgrounds, and picnic areas.

    • R.O. Ranch Equestrian Park
      Overnight stay for horses permitted, Horse trailer parking, Full facility camping, Primitive Camping, Multi-use trails, Carriage trail

    • Suwannee River Rendezvous - Convict Spring
      Welcome to the Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort & Campground. Century old oak trees shade the campground and resort. The Rendezvous is home to Convict Spring and has 1,500 of shore line on the beautiful Suwannee River. The RV park has full hook-up, water and electric sites and primitive tent sites. The resort has lodging for all size family groups, from motel rooms to log cabins to the beautiful Chalet and the A-frame homes. Canoe and Kayak rentals and trips are available and Grandma Susie’s Cookin’ Shack is open every weekend from 8am -11pm for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus her famous home made deserts and ice cream. 386-294-2510 or visit on the web www.SuwanneeRiverRendezvous.com ps. We are dog friendly with friendly dogs.

  • Micanopy Florida

    • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
      Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark.

    • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
      Paynes Prairie became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774. Over 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife and livestock, including alligators, bison, horses and over 270 species of birds. The preserve has an amazing array of activities available including wildlife viewing, biking, hiking, equestrian trails and camping, both primative and full service camping, and a visitors center to name a few. Paynes Prairie is one of Florida's most unique natural treasures.

  • Monticello Florida

    • Cavallo Farms Horse Farm and Equestrian Center
      Explore the majestic world of equestrian sports and the thrill of horseback riding at cavallo farms. Overnight stay for horses permitted, Horse trailer parking, Stalls, No horse trails but you can ride on their property, Freshwater for horses.

    • Conner Carriages & Occasions at the Bar C Ranch
      Horse trails, Horse trailer parking, Horse rentals, Fresh water for horses, Carriage rides.

    • Monticello Karting & Motor Club
      Their track was especially designed for kart racing with the expressed goal of joining the ranks of the best karting tracks in the world. They are not an amusement park or concession center, although we do offer driving schools in our "track karts".

    • The Painted Pony
      **Beginning May 1, 2010** Overnight stay for horses permitted, Horse trailer parking, Stalls, Access to multiple trails and greenway nearby, Bunkhouse for weekend getaway retreats.

    • Wacissa Springs Livery
      Let Jim Dulack, a certified green guide, help you explore the beautiful Wacissa River. Canoes and kayaks are for rent or bring your own

    • Willow Pond Plantation
      Cabins, trails, stocked ponds, in-door and outdoor group facilities are scattered among the acres of relaxing landscape. From primitive woodland with creeks, ponds and beautiful cypress to manicured gardens around the wedding gazebo, visitors enjoy the beauty and seclusion of the country without sacrificing the conveniences of home. Easily accessible from I-10 and less than two miles from the Florida-Georgia Parkway (US 19) as it passes through Monticello, Willow Pond provides an ideal way to begin a Florida vacation or wind down and relax before the return trip home.

  • North Gilchrist County Florida

    • Ellie Ray's RV Resort & Lounge
      Ellie Ray's RV Resort and Lounge Features Include: RV Sites w/30-50 Amp Hookups. Big Rig Sites. Patios. Room for Slide-Outs. No Shared Hookups. Mostly Shaded Sites. Club House. Primitive Camping Sites. Family Fun Includes: Canoe Rentals. Spring-fed Swimming Area. Floating Boat Dock. Fresh Water Fishing. Children's Playground. Horseshoes. Boardwalk.

    • Treehouse on the Santa Fe River
      Step up to view life among the trees, and step above primitive camping in this protected, screened wood-hut.

  • Old Town Florida

    • Gornto Springs
      Also called Guaranto Springs, Gornto Springs is owned by Dixie County. It is a pleasant 2nd magnitude spring just perfect for picnicking. This 2nd-magnitude spring is a county-owned park with a man-made berm and culvert form an oblong pool that is 30-40 feet wide and 125 feet long before draining into the Suwannee River. Steps lead to the spring from both sides, and there is a platform on the south side that extends to provide a view of the vent. The water is clear and blue over the vent, and 10 feet deep. There is a parking area on the south side of the spring, and a picnic shelter on the north side. Access: Take CR 349 north from Old Town, turn right on Rock Sink Church Road (CR 353) and follow it to the end.

    • Yellow Jacket RV Resort and Campground
      Located on the Beautiful Suwannee River. Yellow Jacket RV Resort has a full range of amenities including: Large RV sites and Pull Thru sites. Full Hookup 50A and W/E 30A sites. Rustic and Modern Tent sites. Riverfront sites and Boat Dock Deluxe Camping Cottages Outdoor Pavillion Club House featuring heated pool and hot tub Free Wireless Internet Access Dump Station Rest Rooms with Hot Showers Laundry Room Camp tables and fire rings at each site Firewood and Ice available for sale

  • Steinhatchee Florida

    • Hidden Coast Paddling Festival
      The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival ends in quaint Steinhatchee. Join in for guided saltwater paddles, self guided tours and evening events.

    • Hidden Coast Paddling Festival
      The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival ends in quaint Steinhatchee. Join in guided saltwater paddles, selt-guided trip info and evening events

  • Suwannee Florida

    • Suwannee Guides
      Rental of single and double kayaks, canoes, bicycles, and golf carts. Tours: Guided kayak & canoe trips, mountain bike tours, sunset/sunrise tours and family fun trips. Vacation rental available as well.

  • Suwannee and Horseshoe Beach Florida

    • Hidden Coast Paddling Festival
      The 2013 Hidden Coast Paddling Festival will take place Oct. 4-6, and will feature many paddles, displays, seminars and evening events.

  • Trenton Florida

    • 31st Annual Florida State Fiddlers Convention
      Special guest artist: Multi-Instrumentalist Matt Brown Friday-Sunday, October 14th-16th Weekend and Day Tickets Available, Visit FSFA’s website at www.FloridaFiddler.org. Camping is available and campers can receive discounted event tickets. Call the park for reservations. 352-463-0800

    • Mid-Life Crisis & the Hot Flashes
      Are you ready to Rock N’ Roll? Returning by popular demand, Southern Rock band MID-LIFE CRISIS & THE HOT FLASHES Saturday, November 19th @ 7pm Admission: $2/person, Campers are free! For more information, contact info@ottersprings.com or call 463-0800

    • Trenton Trailhead - Nature Coast State Trail
      Nature Coast State Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. Traversing Florida's beautiful Nature Coast region, this trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience the Sunshine State "off the beaten path."

  • Wakulla Springs Florida

    • Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
      Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.

  • Williston Florida

    • Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, Inc
      Come and tour over 50 quaint, separate gardens with numerous waterfalls and koi ponds that were born in a 100 year old lime rock quarry. The quarry walls are lined with concrete and rock planters filled with hundreds of species of plants and flowers to create a unique paradise. There are many benches and picnic tables to allow one to sit, rest, have lunch or just take it all in. Visit our website: www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden Like us on facebook

    • Williston Crossing RV Park
      The RV park is like none other in the North Florida region