Florida National & State Parks are home to some of the world’s most unique sights, experiences, activities, and wildlife. Here, we have the privilege of offering our acclaimed recreation services and an abundance of amenities perfect for the modern adventurer.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park, Flamingo provides beautiful campgrounds, an abundance of recreational activities, and phenomenal views of the largest subtropical wilderness in the nation. Flamingo Adventures is the ONLY place in the USA where you can stay in a Houseboat, Eco-Tent, or both as your one-stop adventure spot! Whether you want to get on the water or have a luxurious camping trip, they’re your number one choice.
Everglades National Park has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site and a Wetland of International Importance. Everglades Florida Adventures offers tours so visitors can see a variety of birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife native to Florida. Whether you go on your own in one of our canoes or kayaks or join our guides as we show the beautiful and mysterious Everglades nature will reward you with its treasures.
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge covers 145 thousand acres of one of Florida’s most prized national treasures, the Everglades. This beautiful refuge has been serving as a habitat for wildlife and endangered species since 1951 and includes 45 miles of biking trails, including 36 along the levee, a 5.5-mile paddling trail, 3 public boat ramps, a fishing pier, a boat staging dock, and 2 walking trails.
Built in 1937 by industrialist Edward Ball, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is not only one of the most beautiful buildings of its period but also one of the few where you can stay overnight. Located in the middle of Wakulla Springs State Park, the Lodge’s 27 rooms overlook one of the country’s largest springs. Whether you enjoy fine dining in the Edward Ball Dining Room or want to cool off with ice cream at the world’s longest marble soda fountain, the Lodge’s timeless beauty surrounds you. Nature, luxury, history, and comfort—all can be found at the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.
Among the many things to do in Panama City Beach Florida, there is one standout that should not be missed. At the far south end of the long stretch of resort hotels and condominiums lining the white sands of Panama City Beach, St. Andrews State Park offers a surprisingly pristine slice of Florida coastline to beach lovers and outdoor adventurers. They feature pontoon rentals, boat tours narrated by experts, kayak and other small boat rentals, food trucks, and much, much more.
Known for its extremely unique mermaid shows, Weeki Wachee is a water park gem in Spring Hill Florida that offers all kinds of entertainment. From kayak, paddleboard, and lazy river tube rentals to water slides and refreshing spring water, this is a must-see for any outdoor adventurer. The world-famous Mermaid Shows feature performances like the Little Mermaid, a crowd favorite. The Park also has various outstanding dining options like the Captain’s Quarters which provides guests with a view of Buccaneer Bay.
The best part about paddling the Rainbow River is the crystal-clear waters that allow for amazing views of the wildlife that lies beneath the surface. Their social media posts highlight clear waters and visitors having a blast floating and enjoying the water while engulfed by the beautiful scenery. Guests can get some laps in, or just soak up the perfect water! To really kick back and relax, adventurers can rent a tube and take a cool, lazy float on the soothing natural river. You can also rent a canoe or a kayak and journey out onto the gorgeous waters of one of the top recreational water sports destinations in Florida.
Homossasa Springs Wildlife State Park‘s approximately 50-acre site is an intriguing preserve full of local wildlife like alligators, black bears, red wolf, Key deer, flamingos, whooping cranes, and even the oldest hippo in captivity named Lu (he’s 62 years old!). The park’s featured ‘Wildlife Walk’ brings guests on an exciting and elevated journey woven through the preserve’s many animal exhibits. In the Underwater Observatory, visitors can gaze down into the depths of the spring to catch a glimpse of the diverse fish and adorable manatees in their natural habitat. Lastly, the delightful Homosassa Boat Tour is professionally narrated and gives its passengers an awesome inside look at the park.
Crystal River is one of the state’s most biologically diverse estuaries and one of the few locations where gorgeous spring-fed freshwater mixes with the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico. About 25 minutes north of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, it offers many of the same services and is a year-round prime destination for hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, and bird-watching. This park also features an excellent boat tour with phenomenal wildlife viewing options, including up-close interactions with manatees!
Blue Spring State Park’s exceptional Florida views and crystal clear water offer swimmers, kayakers, fishermen, and casual guests an outstanding experience. The professionally narrated St. Johns River Nature Cruise, one of its most successful services, provides guests an outstanding experience of the local wildlife and is filled with fun facts. If you join from November through March, you will be welcome by as many as 600 manatees at a time! There’s also an annual festival celebrating the local manatees in January that welcomes guests with food, a beer garden, and assorted vendors.
Located in the center of St. Johns River in Volusia County and just about a half-hour from Blue Spring, Hontoon Island is only accessible by private boat or park ferry. The island has pine flatwoods, palm and oak hammocks, bald cypress swamps, marshes, and is surrounded by the St. Johns River, the Hontoon Dead River, and Snake Creek. With a small historical museum full of fun exhibits, a playground, picnic tables, a retail shop for snacks and any forgotten supplies, a lending library with picture books for children, and a leisurely hiking trail, this is the absolute perfect place to take your little ones! The park also offers ten slips for boats to park, bike rentals, single kayak rentals, tandem kayak rentals, and canoe rentals.
This park features a variety of small boats for guests to paddle their way through De Leon Springs, Spring Garden Run, and the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. A must for any avid kayaker, paddleboarder, or canoer! Guests also enjoy tube rentals for a lazy river float, snorkeling gear for those who want to get a better look, and a variety of other amenities. In addition, the park’s Old Sugar Mill Pancake House features one of the most unique dining experiences around; guests build and cook their own pancakes right at their table.