Don’t Miss a Trip to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida

Located in a grove of oaks and pine trees, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the Natural North Florida destinations you don’t want to miss!  While the Cafe is open daily, try to time your visit during one of the many festivals and music events held there throughout the year.    Typical …

Save The Dates: Natural North Florida’s Fall 2017 Music Festivals

As summer winds down in Natural North Florida, residents and visitors alike flock to our famous music and food festivals.   It seems that every year, the number of events increase, as do their quality and breadth.  In 2017, three are of particular note. In Hamilton County, just north of I-10 and east of I-75, the …

Heading to Natural North Florida With Your RV?–Set Up Alongside The Historic Suwannee River

The banks of the historic Suwannee River offer cool breezes and relaxation to RV’ers coming to enjoy Natural North Florida.  Many of the campgrounds offer tent camping as well. Yellow Jacket Resort, on CR349, between US19 and the Town of Suwannee, is a full-service RV campground, alongside the beautiful Suwannee River  

Winterfest at Madison County, Florida’s Jellystone Park–It Will Be SNOWING!

The 2016 Winterfest will be a great event, starting on December 29 and lasting through the New Years’ weekend. “What better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s than camping at your favorite Jellystone Park™? We will have a snow slide, live music and midnight fireworks to bring in the New Year, and so much …

Attention Equestrians! Visit Florida’s R.O. Ranch Equestrian Park

Located about halfway between Mayo and Steinhatchee in Natural North Florida, R.O. Ranch offers unique opportunities for horsemen and horsewomen looking to camp with their mounts.   Operated as a joint venture with the Suwannee River Water Management District, R.O Ranch is a spectacular 2500 acre equestrian park located in rural Lafayette County. The trails …

Take A “Day-Cation” on Florida’s Santa Fe River at Ellie-Ray’s

If you’re boating on Natural North Florida’s Santa Fe River or just touring US129 in Gilchrist County, stop by Ellie Ray’s for lunch–or a fun weekend.  With plenty of RV sites, a huge boat dock, a restaurant as well as  a beautiful swimming pool, Ellie Ray’s is a must-see place on the Santa Fe River. …

Get Lost (Or Not!) At Dixie County Florida’s Shired Island

Dixie County has a few “roads to nowhere”, but Hwy 357 actually goes “somewhere”.  It runs from about the mid-point of Hwy 351 between Cross City and Horseshoe Beach to Shired Island.  Shired Island is bounded by Shired Creek and Johnson Creek and connected to “land” by a short bridge over Shired Creek. Once you …

Natural North Florida RV Parks and Campground Info Available, December 2015

There are numerous RV Parks and Campgrounds in our 12-county Natural North Florida region.  Some offer primitive camping and others offer cabins and full RV hookups.  We also have several State and County Parks with camping, as well as private campgrounds. We have recently published a limited number of brochures listing the RV Parks and …

Swim, Snorkel, SCUBA, Paddle, Camp, Play at Florida’s Manatee Springs State Park

The first-magnitude spring at Manatee Springs State Park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim upriver to the warmer waters of the springs. Popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are also a great spot for swimming. The spring run …

Paddle With PaddleFlorida on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail: October 22 – 27, 2015

Natural North Florida’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail offers a unique opportunity to see and paddle one of America’s great rivers.  The Suwannee River starts its journey in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp and meanders through north central Florida until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico at the town of Suwannee. One important yearly kayak event is the …