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Jennings State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Middleburg, FL 32068 (147.882 miles)

There are more than 15 different natural biological communities on Jennings State Forest, each with unique plants, animals, and physical characteristics. A few of the communities include sandhill, slope forest, flatwoods, seepage slope, dome swamp, blackwater stream, and seepage stream. The spring fed streams are visible when canoeing between Powell Ford and Ellis Ford on North Fork Black Creek.

Official Website: Jennings State Forest

Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge, located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL, was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of retiles and amphibians, and at least 25 different species of mammals, including the endangered West Indian Manatee.

Official Website: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter.

Official Website: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1974 and protects a diverse community of animals and plants, many of which are either threatened or endangered. This island refuge was once the site of the former United States Army Fort Dade Military Reservation, and abundant reminders of this unique military past can be found scattered throughout the island today. Silent gun batteries testify to a time when mighty battleships reigned supreme on the world's oceans, and a brick carriage road meanders across the island recalling the days when mules and horses carried military personnel and their dependents on sunny picnics to the beaches. Today, gulls, least terns and other birds perch on the now silent batteries, while Gopher Tortoises, box turtles and an occasional tourist traverse the old carriage roads. Egmont key, an island that once quaked under the sound of massive coastal cannon fire, now resides quietly amid the sounds of wildlife as, once more, nature has taken over this little slice of Florida paradise

Official Website: Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge


DUNNELLON , FL 34432 (148.446 miles)

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. The Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayakingrn


BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HOLT , FL 32564 (151.959 miles)

The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species.rn



HOLT , FL 32564 (151.959 miles)

This preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie, including the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. The carnivorous plants flourish here, passively trapping insects in specialized tube-shaped leaves and absorbing nutrients from their decomposing prey. The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps, and flatwoods. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but the sweeping landscapes of the pitcher plant prairies offer a tremendous opportunity for photography and nature appreciation.rn


Etoniah Creek State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Florahome, FL 32140 (152.250 miles)

Etoniah Creek State Forest contains 8,679 acres of various natural communities. Several of the streams found in Etoniah Creek State Forest, including Etonia Creek, Rice Creek and Falling Branch drift through scenic bottomland hardwoods lined with steep sloping banks, flowing out of George's Lake which has 491 feet of lake frontage along the state forest boundary.

Official Website: Etoniah Creek State Forest

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (154.834 miles)

Located off Hwy 441 this Park provides a wide varity of amenties including an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Little Ocmulgee State Park


HOMOSASSA , FL 34446 (156.929 miles)

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park features a children's education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida's environment.rn