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Osceola National Forest

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.

  • Paddling Adventures at Ichetucknee Springs

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    Paddling Adventures is the only kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rental facility located inside Ichetucknee Springs State Park. At Paddling Adventures, you can short paddle the Ichetucknee River or long paddle the Ichetucknee to the Santa Fe River.

  • Quail Heights Lodge & Country Club

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    Looking for a place to hold your family reunion, wedding reception, or group event? Then Quail Heights has you covered! We have an excellent setup for groups, family reunions and even wedding receptions.

  • Rum 138

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    Rum 138 is more than a business, it's a destination. Take a paddle, view fine art about the Florida springs, enjoy good food, listen to live music, and learn more about our beautiful, world-renowned springs at its resource center.

  • Rum Island Spring and Park

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    Rum Island might be one of the smaller spring heads and county parks in North Florida, but it offers up a wealth of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The County Park is a little slice of North Florida perfection, with picnic tables under the shade of trees and loads of space to relax by the Santa Fe River.