Sportsmans Cove Resort
You'll have sunset views on Orange Lake, oak lined paths and a quiet place to enjoy your stay while in the region. The small town atmosphere found in the quaint village of McIntosh will welcome you, and its prime location (just 26 miles from downtown Gainesville), make the Sportsman?s Cove an ideal place to rest. If fishing is your game this a great place to stay in your RV rental.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
This 22,000-acre park is one of the most significant natural and historic treasures in Florida. Floridas first state preserve, it is now a National Natural Landmark. There are diverse habitats that can sustain wildlife, livestock, alligators, bison, horses and more than 270 species of birds. A 50-foot-high tower near provides you with panoramic views of the preserve. Exhibits at the interactive visitor center explain the areas natural and cultural heritage. There are eight beautiful trails where you can hike, horseback ride, and bike. On Lake Wauburg you can canoe, kayak or boat and fish. Be sure to partake in one of the annual special events such as the Stargazing Party and Fire Fest. A great destination in your RV rental.
Twin Lakes Fish Camp
Wedged between two major hunting management areas and situated on the historical Cross Creek, which acts as a bridge between Lake Lochloosa and Orange Lake. The camp is also located close to a state park, all of these characteristics makes Twin Lakes a good fishing and hunting base camp that is close to Gainesville. Take an airboat trip on your RV rental excursion.
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Fort White, FL
The crystalline and turquoise waters of Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded trees and wetlands and then it becomes a part of the Santa Fe River. You can visit the famous Blue Hole where you can scuba dive and check out underwater creatures which give it its distinct color. Or you can tube down the river, snorkel, canoe, swim, and hike. There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities, you can see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons. You can also have a picnic and share a grill with your friends and family as you enjoy the scenery
Florida Museum of Natural History
It?s the country?s largest and fastest-growing natural history museum, with millions of artifacts and specimens from dinosaurs to wild butterflies, and excellent tours that are carefully crafted to communicate the science and culture behind each collection. Not only is this a museum but it is also a research institution which monitors endangered and threatened species around the world. These findings are communicated through interactive exhibits, lectures and k-12 educational programs. You will come out with a profound appreciation for biodiversity.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens includes the state's largest display of bamboos and the most extensive herb garden in the Southeast. The gardens are comprised of 24 major collections which you can easily access on a 1.5 mile pathway. The most colorful months to view the flowers are June through September. Also be sure not to miss the special events that are hosted in Kanapaha such as the premier horticultural event in North Central Florida, the Spring Garden Festival and the Moonlight Walk where paths and meadows are illuminated by special laser lights and more than 1500 luminaries and you can enjoy live music as well. Make sure you bring a picnic basket to make your visit even more complete.