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.
Visit our education and exhibit center and be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience. In this encounter, dedicated to the interpretation of urban growth, water usage, and their effects on our springs and river, you will follow cave divers as they explore activities taking place deep within our recharge basin. Through interactive and interpretive displays, you can "go with the flow" as you trace this precious resource from source to boiling spring. Complete the journey, sharing in the mystery, as you enjoy a movie in our state-of-the-art theater.
If you’re familiar with Florida’s history, then you’ve heard about the famous Battle of Olustee, where Union and Confederate soldiers fought in 1864. Commemorating the site of Florida’s largest Civil War Battle, Olustee Battlefield is also the state’s first historic site.
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.