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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.

  • Watertown Lake

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    Watertown Lake is a pristine 46-acre lake, full of local species of fish such as bass, blue gill, brim, and more. Watertown Lake features a boat ramp area, parking, and wonderful wildlife viewing. Great for the avid fisherman or a relaxing day on the lake.

  • Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

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    Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is a world-famous spot for cave diving, attracting enthusiasts from around the world. With two major springs, a spring run, and six sinkholes in perfect condition, it is also a glorious spot for nature lovers and spring fans.

  • White Springs Historic District and Springhouse

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    Take a stroll down the shaded sidewalks through the historic town of White Springs, a town situated just across the Suwannee River from Columbia County. The White Sulphur Springs Springhouse was one of Florida’s original tourist destinations where visitors can see a piece of Florida history.