National Parks / Natural World in Green Cove Springs

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Augustine
Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina ro...
Jacksonville
Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
Jacksonville
An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Ameli...
Jacksonville
Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackr...
Folkston
is one of the largest of it's kind and almost utterly untouched, offering canoe and paddle boat tours, plus camping and cabin accommodations.
Silver Springs
(58 Miles)
Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can ...
White Springs
his park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in Florida. When the water level on the Suwannee River is between ...
Deland
This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of year...
Avenue Orange City
The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, the spring area was home for Native Americans. In 1...
Fanning Springs
Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida
Inverness
The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to ...
Crystal River
Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist will guide you through our manatee awareness progra...
Crystal River
The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow according to their location. In addition to the clim...
Weeki Wachee
Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!
Colt Creek
(119 Miles)
Lakeland
This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 years this property was managed as a cattle ranch by t...
Nicholls
One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for interpretation of agricultural history at its Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Seventeen-Mile River winds through a cy...
North Thonotosassa
Opened in 1938 as one of Floridas first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on the park grounds, adjacent to the river. Fort tour...
Lamont
Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Nature lo...
Cocoa Beach
Enjoy nature at its finest when you get Ric Hinman's "Lazy Days" Kayak Eco-Tours to take you on a relaxing journey through Cocoa Beach, Florida's beautiful Thousand Islands... Click for...
Tampa
A nature filled day out for the family with wooded picnic areas and a playground, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a host of wildlife.
Savannah
Located near historic Savannah, this barrier island has both salt and fresh water due to estuaries and marshes that flow through the area. The park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the intracoastal waterway, and provides scenic camping and picnick...
Fort Pulaski
(145 Miles)
Savannah
The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic nature walk. Spend a day fishing, kayaking, hiking, o...
Dunedin
Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve��s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. Visitors must bring water and supplies; there are no provis...
Thomasville
Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and enjoy verdant lands and learn about the workings of ...
Wakulla Springs
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom...
Panacea
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Floridas Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pi...
Vero Beach
is a significant and award winning botanical resource showcasing native, exotic and subtropical plant life pleasingly interspersed with restored architectural restorations.
Vero Beach
Located on an 18-acre tropical hammock, McKee Botanical Garden is home to a diverse collection of more than 10,000 native and tropical plants as well as one of the largest collections in Florida of 100 species of waterlilies. Take a self-guided walki...
Sarasota
Children will delight in our indoor "rainforest," brilliant dart frog collection, and our gardens abundant with tropical flora and fauna. More than 150 scientific expeditions to rainforests around the world have contributed to our collection of more ...
Pierce
One of the state's newest seaside parks, Avalon has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the loggerhead, Atlantic green, and ...
Donalsonville
This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the water’s edge, offering excellent views and quick access t...
Universal Studios
(1)
(105 Miles)
Orlando
The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!
Orlando
Journey with your family through five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children's stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created.
Wonderworks
(108 Miles)
Orlando
An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have la...
Walt Disney World
(5)
(109 Miles)
Orlando
Disneyland has eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages. This park is for the young as well as the young at heart. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Valdosta
A fantastic adventure theme park witha wide variety of attractions; including wild and exotic animals, amusement rides, and a variety of educational shows and concerts. The park's attractions are focused on the family and feature activities that are ...
Legoland Florida
(138 Miles)
Winter Haven
Part of the iconic them park chain and offers their usual high standard of entertainment for families, with walk through and interactive creations plus rides, play areas and more.
Busch Gardens
(143 Miles)
Tampa
Part theme park and part safari, Busch Gardens is a great option for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike.
Wild Waters
(58 Miles)
Ocala
Wild Waters water park offers Florida visitors the perfect way to keep cool while vacationing in The Sunshine State. The park's thrill rides, include Bunyan's Bend, Osceola's Revenge and Hurricane are sure to keep the more thrill seeking content; whi...
Daytona Lagoon
(66 Miles)
Daytona Beach
Twisty, turvey turns, over 1 million gallons of rushing water, exciting speed slides and attentive guards. The basic ingredients for a fun and safe summer await you at Daytona Lagoon.
Summer Waves
(74 Miles)
Jekyll Island
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.
Wet N Wild
(107 Miles)
Orlando
Wet 'n Wild - Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number - one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature t...
Aquatica Florida
(110 Miles)
Orlando
Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders down 250 feet of clear tubes through a lagoon with bl...
Lake Buena Vista
Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!
Spring Hill
Enjoy Florida's ONLY spring-fed waterpark! White sandy beaches, thrilling flume rides, a kiddie pool area, tiki bar, beach volleyball and the constant 72 degree spring water! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...
Zephyrhills
This 7,000-square-foot sprayground features arches shooting water and soaker cannons, fountain jets and falling buckets of water. A great way to cool off for free!
Adventure Island
(142 Miles)
Tampa
Adventure Island's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides...
Statesboro
Water Slides - Our 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an exciting plunge into a common pool!
Jacksonville
Schedule an Animal Encounter or a Guided Trail Tour today. Stop by with your friends to explore 50-acres and three eco-systems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater. Enjoy fresh air, plentiful tr...
Jacksonville
The only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Families will love our kid-friendly Play Park, award-winning Range of the Jaguar, and ever-changing gardens and exhibits. The Zoo has something for everyone!

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Hands-on Childrens Museum

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Marineland

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Jump Zone

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Adventure Landing

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Tree Hill Nature Center

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Jacksonville Zoo

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EcoMotion Tours

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Museum of Science and History MOSH

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The Teaching Zoo

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Diamond D Horse Stables

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