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    • Keystone Heights, Florida

      Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

      4.0
      7 mi / 70 ft gain
      Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was created by the headspring and flow of the Gold Head Bra...
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    • Gainesville, Florida

      La Chua Trail

      4.6
      2.55 mi / 98 ft gain
      Located in Gainesville, FL this easy to moderate trail is approximately 3.1 miles round trip. Approximately a quarter of the trail is an elevated boardwalk that is handicapped accessible. Along the hike, you'll often see alligators, wild turkeys, wild horses, bison, and various migratory birds. ...
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    • Micanopy, Florida

      Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

      4.5
      3.46 mi / 256 ft gain
      Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improved water quality as well as a place for people to c...
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    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Hike the Bear-N-Oak Trail to Indian Lake

      1.4 mi
      The adventure begins at the main trailhead and parking area for The Bear-N-Oak hiking trail. Located on the East side of County Rd 35 just north of Baseline and Hwy 326 intersection. Grab everything in the packing list and prepare to enjoy a leisurely hike through some of Central Florida's most b...
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    • Williston, Florida

      Devil's Den

      4.6
      Located in central Florida, this prehistoric spring is a MUST to add on your bucket list. Devil’s Den is a cave that has an underground spring inside. The spring is crystal clear and is a stable 72 degrees F year round. This spot is well known to local divers as it’s depth is 200 feet. Open swimm...
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    • Jacksonville, Florida

      Explore Durbin Preserve

      5 mi / 10 ft gain
      Just off of I-95 lies this beautiful network of trails through one of North Florida's more varied landscapes. The parking lot is easy to find just follow the gravel path off of Bartram Park Blvd. Parking and trail access is always free and is open year round unless there is a control burn. At the...
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    • High Springs, Florida

      Swim at Blue Springs Park

      4.5
      Blue Springs Park is a privately owned property that encompasses a few springs along the Santa Fe River, you can learn more here. The main, Blue Spring, has a large swimming area lined with white sand beach. The main feature is a 12ft high platform over the main spring. Since the spring is upward...
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    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Paddle Silver Springs State Park

      5.0
      Silver Springs State Park is rich with history dating back to the 1500’s when it was first settled by the Timucua Indians. This area has also been explored by the Spanish and was once a settlement of the Seminole Indians.  Native American relics can be seen at the museum located in the park or wh...
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    • High Springs, Florida

      Swim at Ginnie Springs

      4.6
      A few hours north and many worlds away from Disney, the Santa Fe River winds its way through the woods of north central Florida, headed for the Suwannee River. This is the real Florida. Although the river is dark during most of the year (except the dry summer months), there are dozens of crystal ...
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    • High Springs, Florida

      Dive Devil's Spring System: Eye and Ear

      5.0
      Nestled on the banks of the Santa Fe River, at the end of a long country road, six springs add a burst of clear water to the dark, winding river. These springs make up a park called "Ginnie Springs," a popular place for both locals and international visitors - and it's not just the clear water an...
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    • 5271 Florida 19, Florida

      Kayak Silver Glen Springs

      4.0
      Silver Glen Springs is a popular recreational area that has many activities for the entire family. Located in Ocala National Forrest this park sits on a spring leading out to Lake George. You are able rent Kayaks on site and are able to rent them for as long as you would like. There is also a des...
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    • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

      Explore Guana State Park & Wild Life Preserve

      5.0
      From the parking lot, which has a $3 entrance fee per car, you walk to the trail head and grab a small pocket sized map that does a good job of showing markers and mapping out the different path ways. This park has around 15 miles of regular trails and 25 when it's not hunting season. You can wal...
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    • O'Brien, Florida

      Snorkel at Ichetucknee Blue Hole

      4.8
      At Ichetucknee Springs State Park, there are 2 main entrances - to get to Blue Hole (aka Jug Hole), go to the NORTH entrance. This is also where the main headspring is. If you accidentally go to the south entrance, you are only a few miles away, don't worry! Ask for directions at the guard shack....
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    • Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

      Bike the Beaches of Saint Augustine

      5 mi / 50 ft gain
      Park at one of the many beach parking lots to the north of downtown St Augustine. A great place to start is the parking lot at the corner of 1st Lane and the A1A.Head toward the edge of the water, where the beach is compact and flat. Especially when the tide is out, there is plenty of packed sand...
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    Escape to the Sunshine

    VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

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    Camping and Lodging in Keystone Heights

    Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA Holiday
    Starke, Florida

    Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA Holiday

    Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA Holiday
    Fort McCoy, Florida

    Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA Holiday

    Salt Springs Recreation Area
    Fort McCoy, Florida

    Salt Springs Recreation Area

    Lake Shore Group Camp
    Silver Springs, Florida

    Lake Shore Group Camp

    Group Landing
    Sanderson, Florida

    Group Landing

    Mill Dam Group Camp
    Silver Springs, Florida

    Mill Dam Group Camp

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Keystone Heights

    Ultimate Insider’s Guide To Jacksonville: From "The Beaches" to Riverside

    Ultimate Insider’s Guide To Jacksonville: From "The Beaches" to Riverside

    Travels of Sarah Fay

    A Family Paddle on Florida's Crystal Clear Ichetucknee River

    A Family Paddle on Florida's Crystal Clear Ichetucknee River

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