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State Parks

  • Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
    4732 Millhopper Road, Alachua, FL 32653
    352-955-2008, A National Natural Landmark, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is a 120-foot deep sinkhole. Researchers have found fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the... more info  map

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park
    18730 West Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669
    Located 4 Miles East of Newberry
    352-472-1142, An authentic living history working farm, encompassing 325 of the Dudley’s original 640 acres, Dudley Farm Historic State Park is comprised of 18 historic structures... more info  map

  • Fanning Springs State Park
    18020 Northwest Highway 19, Gainesville, FL 32693
    Located 36 Miles West in Fanning Springs
    352-463-3420, Located on the Suwannee River, Fanning Springs produces an average of 65 million gallons of water daily and is one of Florida’s 33 first magnitude springs. Swimming,... more info  map

  • Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park
    3400 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641
    352-466-3397, A recreational trail designed for walking, cycling and horseback riding, Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail is a total of 16 miles and runs from Boulware Springs Park through... more info  map

  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park
    12087 Southwest U.S. Highway 27, Gainesville, FL 32038
    Located Four Miles Northwest of Fort White
    386-497-2511, Tubing, picnicking, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing are just some of the activities you can enjoy when visiting Ichetucknee... more info

  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
    18700 South County Road 325, Gainesville, FL 32640
    Located in Cross Creek
    352-466-3672, Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived in this restored and preserved Cracker-style home for 25 years, during which time she wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, "The... more info  map

  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
    100 Savannah Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32667
    Located off U.S. 441 in Micanopy
    352-466-3397, Florida’s first state preserve, the 21,000-acre Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a National Natural Landmark with a rich abundance of wildlife with over 20... more info  map

  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
    12720 Northwest 109 Lane, Alachua, FL 32615
    386-462-7905, One of the few remaining mature forests in Florida, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is home to 18 natural communities which contain many species of hardwood... more info  map


  • Gainesville Golf Practice Center
    6007 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-375-3223, "The Ultimate Golf Practice Facility," this facility includes a 4,200 square foot practice putting and chipping green, as well as a practice sand bunker for fairway and... more info  map

  • Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club
    9905 Southwest Forty-Fourth Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608
    Located in Southwest Gainesville
    352-335-0055, This country club features a 6,526 yard, semiprivate, 18 hole Gary Player Signature golf course, as well as a pro shop, driving range, GPS electronic yardage system, a... more info  map

  • Ironwood Golf Course
    2100 Northeast Thirty-Ninth Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-334-3120, Enjoy playing at this 6,465 yard, 18 hole, par 72 golf course that features plush fairways and fresh greens plus includes a driving range and a well equipped pro shop. more info  map

  • Meadowbrook Golf Club
    10401 Northwest Thirty-Seventh Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-332-0577, Situated on what was once an Indian Reservation, this semiprivate 6,289 yard, 18 hole, par 72 golf course is one of the most unusual and challenging championship golf... more info  map

  • Plantation Oaks Golf Club at Turkey Creek
    11400 Turkey Creek Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
    904-462-4655, This semiprivate 6,570 yard, 18 hole, par 72 golf course features green fairways lined with live oaks, pine trees, and lakes and includes a driving range and a pro shop. more info  map

  • West End Golf Club
    12830 West Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669
    352-332-2721, The "World's Largest Lighted Golf Course," this 3,940 yard, par 60 executive golf course offers challenge to players of all skill levels and includes one of the best pro... more info  map


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