Hello, adventurers! Are you ready to explore the untapped beauty of North Florida? Welcome to our slice of paradise – Lake City, often referred to as Florida’s Springlands. Nestled amongst an abundance of freshwater springs and expansive waterways, Lake City offers some of the most beautiful and serene landscapes in the Sunshine State.
Our base for this voyage of discovery will be the newest haven for camping enthusiasts – Dreamin’ ‘n Driftin’ RV Resort. Located conveniently at 8883 HWY 90W, Lake City, FL 32055, our resort opens its doors in October 2023, ready to welcome travelers from across the globe.
Venture into the Springlands
Just about 30 minutes (20 miles) east of Dreamin’ ‘n Driftin’ RV Resort, you’ll find the crown jewel of Lake City – Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Known for its crystal-clear springs, it’s a paradise for those who enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, and tubing on the gorgeous Ichetucknee River. Six miles of pristine river run through the park, where you can also explore the lush trails teeming with local flora and fauna.
Remember to mark the Blue Hole Spring on your map! It’s a remarkable freshwater spring that offers an enticing plunge for scuba divers. Also, the Head Spring is perfect for a refreshing swim on those warm Florida days.
Fishing in Lake City
Do you hear that? It’s the serene allure of a fishing line whistling through the air. Anglers from all over are drawn to Lake City’s multitude of fishing opportunities. Suwannee River, a short 35-minute drive (24 miles) west from our resort, is a hot spot for bass, catfish, and sunfish. In this majestic river, you’ll be sharing the waters with a variety of local wildlife, creating the perfect harmony of adventure and relaxation.
For those who prefer lake fishing, Lake DeSoto is situated in the heart of Lake City. Just a 15-minute drive (8.8 miles) from Dreamin’ ‘n Driftin’, this scenic lake is known for its bluegill, largemouth bass, and speckled perch.
Discover the Magnificent Springs
Florida’s Springlands would not be complete without a visit to the Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, approximately an hour’s drive (40 miles) south of the resort. Known for its exquisite blue-green waters, this park provides visitors with opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and camping.
Then there’s the largest whitewater rapids in Florida, Big Shoals, located roughly 40 minutes (30 miles) northwest. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, navigating the Class III whitewater rapids in your kayak will be an unforgettable experience.
The Hidden Gem: Falling Creek Falls
Just a short 20-minute drive (14 miles) north of Dreamin’ ‘n Driftin’ RV Resort, you’ll find Falling Creek Falls. A short walk on the boardwalk reveals a picturesque waterfall nestled in the woods, providing a perfect spot for a picnic or a quick dip on a hot day.
Prepare for Your Trip
Whether you’re planning a day trip or staying longer, it’s important to plan ahead. Rental companies in the area offer a variety of options from kayaks to paddleboards. Don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, towels, hats, water bottles, and snacks. If hiking or mountain biking is on your itinerary, Columbia County offers a plethora of trails to suit all levels of adventurers.
Lake City’s Springlands offer a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, history, and natural beauty. With its fantastic selection of activities and proximity to the alluring springs, lakes, and fishing hotspots, Dreamin’ ‘n Driftin’ RV Resort is your ideal base for experiencing this wonderland. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning your Lake City adventure today!