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Parks and Outdoors

Ahhh, the great outdoors. It’s what Lake City, Florida’s Springlands is all about. Whether it’s a romp in a crystalline spring, a float down a spring-fed river, fishing in a lake, walking a trail or simply relaxing under the sun just about anywhere, you can do all of it and more in Lake City, Florida’s Springlands.

The generous array of parks in Florida’s Springlands offers a wide range of experiences, from a place that commemorates Florida’s largest Civil War battle, to a vast national forest, to several parks that are set amid freshwater springs and rivers. Basically, there’s a park for just about everyone.

  • American Canoe Adventures

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    This kayak and canoe outfitter offers river trips from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. American Canoe Adventures can transport you to the river from their fully stocked headquarters, and can provide you with a detailed explanation of your trip. You can bring your own canoe or kayak too!

  • Bienville Plantation

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    Bienville Plantation is known by outdoor sportsmen all over the world! Bienville is the place to stay if you are looking for that special getaway. Alligator hunting, fishing for large mouth bass, and many other activities await!

    Fishing Gourmet Chefs On-Site Accommodation Wildlife Viewing

  • Big Shoals State Park

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    With limestone bluffs that tower 80 feet above the Suwannee River, Big Shoals State Park provides vistas you won’t see anywhere else in Florida. It’s also the prime place in the Sunshine State for whitewater rafting.

  • Deep Spring Farm

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    Retreat to Alachua Florida’s Deep Spring Farm for Ecology | Edibles | Events. Customize your experience within 22 acres of organic farm gardens, spring-fed ponds, meadows, woodlands, and essential facilities for people.