ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK
Go tubing down the Suwanee River.
Open 8 a.m. to sundown every day of the year. Pets are allowed in certain areas of the park and must be leashed. Guide dogs for the blind and deaf are allowed in all areas of the park. www.ichetucknee.org/springs.html
Ichetucknee Springs For information, call 386-497-2511.

 

 

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TUBING ON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike revel in opportunities for adventure as well as serenity and relaxation. Freshwater springs, lakes and rivers offer diverse forms of water play, from diving and snorkeling to canoeing and tubing. Year-round festivals and special events attract thousands of visitors, local residents and artists to celebrate Florida roots and cultural heritage. And shoppers delight in the numerous antique and collectible stores that beckon with a wealth of unique trinkets and treasures.
Suwannee River For more information, call Florida Tourist Info Center at 386-758-1312 or toll free 877-746-4778. www.suwanneevalley.org
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STEPHEN FOSTER FOLK CENTER
Open daily from 8 a.m. to sundown. Exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Special events are scheduled at the center throughout the year. Events include presentations of folk art, crafts, and the performing arts. For more information please call 386-397-2733.

 

 

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OLUSTEE BATTLE FIELD - Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City, Florida. Or you can get to the battlefield by going East on I-10 to exit 324.  During most of the year free parking is available right inside the entrance. However, during the annual reenactment parking spaces are harder to come by. If you intend to visit the Historic Site during the reenactment read the advice on parking in The Authentic Spectator. For additional information and dates of re-enactment call (386) 758-0400. http://www.floridastateparks.org/olustee/default.cfm

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SANTA FE RIVER CANOE OUTPOST
Canoe in the most beautiful part of Florida, the Santa Fe Canoe Outpost offers a wide variety of paddling excursions on the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee, and Suwannee Rivers. As you float lazily downstream, you will experience river banks choked with pines, cypress, oaks, and other hardwoods. An abundance of wildlife can be sighted year round, including several species of turtles, birds and fish. In addition, on special occasions, beaver, otter, deer, wild boar, and, of course, our old friend the alligator. For more information, call 386-454-2050 or web site is www.santaferiver.com.
Santa Fe River

 

 

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GINNIE SPRINGS
Enjoy seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River. Cavern & cave diving, canoeing, scuba diving & swimming. No pets allowed. It is open everyday of the year. The water in the springs is 72 degrees year round. For information call 386-454-7188 or web site is www.ginniespringsoutdoors.com
Ginnie Springs
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ANTIQUING AND FLEA MARKETS
Webb’s Antique Mall
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week
Founded in 1995, this large 50,000 square foot antique mall has been a long time "stop over" for many people traveling north and south on I-75. Many regulars frequent the mall for the bargains that come in. Conveniently located and open 7 days a week, it is a wonderful place to spend a few hours or even a day. Over 400 booths and cases. For more information, call 386-758-5564 www.webbsantiquemalls.com

Webbs Antique Mall

 

 

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 WILD ADVENTURES THEME PARK
Choose from 59 rides, choose from 17 shows, choose from 26 concerts & events, and choose from 84 animals. This is a huge park that is famous for no lines because they have so much at this location. It is only 45 minutes from our campground and a popular destination spot and a great place to bring the kids. They have a water park and it is a great day trip. Contact them for more information.
www.wildadventures.net
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Skunkie Acres - Petting Zoo & Horseback Riding

ZOO - Skunkie Acres educates Children and Adults about animals here in the State of Florida and also animals from around the world.  The zoo is Free to the Public and is run entirely on donations.  They also have an Exotic Petting Farm complete with African tortoises, Miniature Brahma, Pygmy Goats, Llama , Chinese Deer, and more. 

HORSES - The Riding Stables were founded as a means to help support thier Animal Rescue and monies received from this goes directly to the animals.  They have 1 and 2 hour wooded Guided Horseback  trails.  The 2 hour trail goes down by the lake and also on the banks of the Suwannee River.  You will see Florida Wildlife such as deer, tortosies, turkeys, and much more on many of our trails.  We have available also riding lessons for Children and Adults.  They are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to Dusk.  Evening Trail Rides and Lessons are available. Phone 386-397-1464   www.skunkieacres.com 

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Quail Heights Country Club   386-752-3339
1 mile South of U.S. 90 on Branford Hwy. S.R. 247
27 hole championship golf course - the Creeks nine, the Ponds nine and the most recent, the Dunes nine. The club has a restaurant, pro shop, swimming pool, bar, catering and ball room services. Semi-private, visitors welcome.
www.quailheights.com

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Southern Oaks Golf Club 386-752-2266
West off US 90 and I-75 on the Service road
Semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course. 9 holes bring scenic Lake Harris into play, while the pine-bordered back nine offers a distinctly different challenge. The club has four tennis courts, an Olympic size pool, bar, restaurant and club, a well-stocked golf shop, driving range and golf professionals. Out-of-town visitors welcome. www.playsouthernoaks.com

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES & SHOPPING

  • Lake City Speedway - 386-752-8888
  • Lake City Bowl - 386-755-2206
  • Skate Palace - 386-755-2232
  • Cinema 90 movie theatre - 386-752-0704
  • Lowes
  • Home Depot
  • Super Walmart
  • Publix
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Jacksonville Zoo - 904-757-4463

Lake City Mall - Goody's,Bath&Body,JC Penny,Belk,The Coffee House,Payless Shoe,Rex Appliance,Claires,etc.

Restaurants (within 9 miles or less)- Cracker Barrell, Ruby Tuesday, Applebees, Red Lobster, Ole Times Country Buffet, Bob Evans, Shoneys, IHOP, Waffle House, Huddle House, Chinese, Mexican, Texas Roadhouse, Zaxby's, McCallisters Deli, + More.

Hospitals - We are 6 miles from the VA Hosp, and 4 miles from the Shand's Hosp. and 9 miles from the Lake City Medical Hosp.

 

 

DISTANCE TO NEARBY LOCATIONS
Jacksonville = 63 miles
Clearwater = 199 miles
St. Augustine = 103 miles
St. Petersburg = 187 miles
Daytona = 131 miles
Ft. Lauderdale = 362 miles
Orlando = 150 miles
Ft. Myers = 263 miles
Tampa = 171 miles
Miami = 369 miles
Key West = 512 miles
Atlanta, GA = 303 miles
Gainseville = 45 minutes
Valdosta, GA = 45 minutes
 
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