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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

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    Located on the Santa Fe River the Santa Fe Canoe Outpost offers numerous canoe and kayak trips to choose from, no matter your experience level. In addition to providing canoes, and kayaks, they also offer shuttle services for those that have their own kayak, canoe, or camping equipment.