Explore Uncharted Territories

Devil's Den

The prehistoric cavern walls of Devil’s Den share thousands of years of rich history with visitors. Located near the town of Williston in Levy County, the name “Devil’s Den” was given to the cave by early settlers who reported seeing steam rising like smoke from its chimney. Today, visitors are encouraged to dive, snorkel or explore the cave's 72-degree spring water.

Florida Springs

For many years, the first magnitude springs of Natural North Florida have attracted tourists and adventure seekers alike. The crystal-clear spring waters and shimmering shorelines boast countless aquatic activities suitable for all types of travelers. It's natural, uncharted surrounding terrain is home to unique wildlife and ecosystems and offers visitors a slice of the bygone days.

Natural North Florida

Welcome to Natural North Florida, the original Florida tourism destination. Home to the world’s largest collection of first-magnitude springs, endless hiking and biking trails, and year-round cultural events. Natural North Florida offers excursions for every type of adventure seeker. Discover Natural North Florida today—where your adventure awaits.

170+ Miles of Coastline
19+ First Magnitude Springs
25 State Parks
390+ Things To Do

Welcome To

Natural North Florida

Nature is our theme park. Natural North Florida welcomes anyone and everyone looking for an adventure. Some seek a one-day excursion to recharge at a world-renowned first-magnitude spring. Others paddle, hike or pedal along the many miles of land and water trails crisscrossing the region. Camping? We have thousands of RV and tent campsites. Whatever adventure you seek, Natural North Florida holds it any day of the year.

Where are we?



Visit Natural North Florida consists of 14 counties encompassing approximately 14,000 square miles/36,260 square kilometers and includes the Florida Big Bend coastal area which spans Sopchoppy (yes, Sopchoppy!) to the west down to Cedar Key to the south, east to Gainesville, and north to the Florida-Georgia state line. We are located approximately 75 miles/120 kilometers west of Jacksonville and approximately 50 miles/80 kilometers east of Tallahassee. Tampa and Orlando are approximately 100 miles/160 kilometers to the south while Atlanta, Georgia is approximately 300 miles/480 kilometers to the north.

How to Get Here

The area can be reached by automobile from Tallahassee by Interstate Highway 10 or U.S. Highway 19/98 in one hour, from Jacksonville by Interstate Highway 10 in one and one-half hours, from Tampa by Interstate Highway 75 in three hours, Orlando by the Florida Turnpike and Interstate Highway 75 in two and one-half hours and from Atlanta by Interstate Highway 75 in five hours.

We are served by Gainesville Regional Airport, with daily flights to and from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami, Florida. The Tallahassee Regional Airport has daily flights to and from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Miami, Florida; and Orlando, Florida. The area is also served by the nearby Jacksonville International Airport which has daily connecting flights from most major U.S. cities. International visitors can reach the area from the Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando and Tampa international airports.

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Things To Do

  • Springs Guide

    Springs Guide

    Tubing, observing wildlife or scuba diving, there is something for everyone at North Florida's natural springs.

  • Cycling Guide

    Cycling Guide

    North Florida is home to diverse, adventure-packed cycling trails with downloadable routes on the Ride with GPS app.

  • One-Day Excursions

    One-Day Excursions

    Art and music festivals, local shopping, and quaint, historic towns throughout North Florida offer many one-day excursions year-round.

  • Longer Excursions

    Longer Excursions

    Plan a getaway to relax and recharge while enjoying the sights and sounds Natural North Florida offers.

  • Travel Blogs

    Travel Blogs

    Our bloggers review the wealth of activities happening year-round in Natural North Florida.

  • Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

    Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

    Paddle your way through Old Florida for a day or several along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.

  • Saltwater Paddling

    Saltwater Paddling

    View Florida from a new perspective on one of the saltwater paddling trails hugging the Natural North Florida coastline.

  • Big Bend Shellfish Trail

    Big Bend Shellfish Trail

    The Big Bend has a long history of natural resource dependence that dates to prehistory.

  • Florida State Parks

    Florida State Parks

    Florida is home to some of the best state parks in the nation and Visit Natural North Florida is home to some of the best Florida state parks.

  • Great Florida Birding Trail

    Great Florida Birding Trail

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Natural North Florida along the Great Florida Birding Trail.

  • Forests & Wildlife Refuges

    Forests & Wildlife Refuges

    Natural North Florida's three National Wildlife Refuges conserve native Florida habitat in order to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds and to protect the water quality of the historic Suwannee River.

Prepare Your Adventure

Plan Your Trip In 3 Easy Steps

Planning your next Natural North Florida adventure doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The hardest part is choosing which of the year-round activities to experience during your trip. Whether you’re a lifelong Natural North Florida resident or one of the millions of visitors to our state each year, you can plan an organized adventure using our helpful Trip Planner tool. Natural North Florida’s Trip Planner simplifies everything down to a detailed itinerary so the only thing left to do is start packing.

  1. Plan Activities
    1. Plan Activities

    Hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, or sightseeing, the Natural North Florida activity is yours to choose.

    Plan Activities
  2. Pick Accommodations
    2. Pick Accommodations

    Stay a night or several at the many accommodation options during your trip.

    Pick Accommodations
  3. View Itinerary
    3. View Itinerary

    Once planned, view, print, or email your itinerary before packing for a Natural North Florida adventure!

    View Itinerary