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St Johns River (Lower)

St Johns River (Lower)

Parramore's Fantastic Fish Camp & Family Resort

camping_riverside1sjl1675 S. Moon Rd

Astor, FL. 32102



By Water 29.183017, -81.532953

From tents to large recreational vehicles, Parramore's has room for you. We have full hookup sites that include water, sewer, electric and cable T.V. There are picnic tables and BBQ areas. Our cabins are equipped with central heat and air, and Cable T. V. The kitchens are complete with microwaves, coffee makers, pots, pans, dishes, etc.

* Boat Ramp Available.



Sanford's Downtown Historic District

mhm_020106_dBy Water 28.815312, -81.267057


his walking tour of Sanford's downtown Historic District will take about one hour. It includes examples of the diverse architectural styles and building materials. The buildings on the walking tour that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are designated with a bronze plaque. Dock at Monroe Harbor Marina

Blue Spring

3651870blueSpringsBy Water 28.941846, -81.342397

State Park Website

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 1766 it was visited by Colonial American botanist John Bartram, but it wasn´t until 1856 that it was settled by Louis Thursby and his family. The Thursby house, built in 1872, remains standing. The spring´s crystal clear, 73 degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner. Swimming or diving with the manatees is not permitted; this rule is strictly enforced. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing, and boating. River boat tours are available; for reservations, call St. Johns River Cruises at (386) 917-0724. The park has plenty of picnic areas and a hiking trail. For overnight stays, air-conditioned cabins, a full-facility campground, and primitive campsites are available.

Hontoon Island State Park


By Water  28.974678, -81.357816


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 years can be witnessed as visitors hike through the park. Stop in and walk through the impressive visitor center to learn more about the many inhabitants and uses of Hontoon Island over the years. Boating, canoeing, and fishing are popular activities and canoe rentals are available. Picnic areas include tables, grills, and a playground. Overnight boat slip rentals are also available. The park's ferry operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset. Located six miles west of Deland off State Road 44

Hontoon Island State Park offers overnight boatslips, which are available on a "first come, first served basis" . Reservations are not required–advance reservations are not accepted.





Blair's Jungle Den

motelblairsjr1820 Ormands Jungle Den Road,

Astor, FL 32102



By Water 29.177954, -81.532366

We are famous for our peaceful river front motel. You can step back in time over 100 years by staying near property that has been protected from any commercial disturbance while enjoying all of the comforts of home from maid service, cable TV and even a full kitchen in our 1 or 2 bedroom efficiencies. What can be better than enjoying a day on the St. John's River?

If you have a RV, do we have good news for you! Our facility also caters to campers for short or long term rentals. Looking for a permanent vacation? Ask us about our mobile home lots!

Riviera Resort and Marina

Screen_shot_2010-01-03_at_5.21.47_PM2760 Botts Landing Rd.

DeLand, FL 32720

(386) 822-5662


By Water 28.993867, -81.367791

The recent rush of improvements have converted this ole' fish camp into an amenity filled, beautiful, comfortable and upscale......... Fish Camp / Resort with moderate rates!

The Fishing, Boating, Swimming (in the pool), and Nature watching are a bloom of beauty from the misty morning sunrises to the mixtures of red, gold and orange blended sunsets.

But one of the best things about this park is the family atmosphere. All of the guests are treated like family.

Tropical Resort & Marina

Screen_shot_2010-01-03_at_5.06.28_PM1485 Lakeview Drive

DeLand, FL 32720



By Water 29.003397, -81.350990

Come share our "hammock" (from the Native Indian culture, meaning "a shady place") as you discover the natural beauty of Old Florida. A place where time seems to stand still.

Renowned as the "Bass Fishing Capital Of The World", the one that got away still swims our waters, challenging the sport fisherman. For the novice angler, the waters are teeming with Gar, Bass, Specks, Shellcracker Mullet, Bluegill, Croaker, Catfish etc., so no one need be disappointed.

Swim, dive or canoe at Blue Springs State Park. Bathe in the crystal clear spring water, which maintains a year round 72° temperature. Observe the dozens of Manatees who make these warm springs their winter haven.

The Manatee, River Otter, Alligator, Turtle, Fox, Bald Eagle, Hawk, Osprey and Owl, represent just a few species of our abundant wildlife. Behold the beauty of the ancient Cypress Tree, the rigid stature of the Loblolly Pine and Sable Palm, the majesty of the Live Oak mystically draped in Spanish Moss and the picturesque Southern Magnolia with its fragrant and exquisite blossoms. Delight in the miles of lush unspoiled wilderness.

Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina

hontoonlandin2317 River Ridge Road

DeLand FL 32720

(386) 734-2474


By Water 30.392204, -86.503184

The Resort is situated on three acres. Accommodations and lodging are provided  in 18 Riverside Resort Rooms and Suites.Resort accommodations are offered in five buildings - all of which provide convenient motel rental access. The convenience of a motel, the luxury of a resort!

Guests are welcome to bring their own boats. We provide complimentary covered slips for boats up to 20' or outside slips for larger vessels.

Port of Call Yacht Club (Astor Bridge Marina)

Screen_shot_2010-01-03_at_3.37.38_PM1575 W. State Road 40

Astor, Florida 32102

1(386) 749-4407


By Water  29.166935, -81.522271

All cottages include: Living room with queen pull out sofa, Separate Bedroom with Queen Bed, TV, full bath, equipped "eat in" kitchens, and located right on the St. John's River. Canal front rooms include: Queen Bed, TV, full bath, and located right on the St. John's River.



Holly Bluff Marina

hollidayblugffmarina2280 Hontoon Road

Deland, Florida 32729



By Water 28.979105, -81.357346

Holly Bluff Marina offers Houseboat Rentals and Boat Sales on the beautiful St. Johns River in Central Florida. The St. Johns River offers mile after mile of breathtaking view and pristine beauty. Spanish Moss draped trees line the banks of the river and the many lakes that dot the northerly course of the river. There is an abundance of wildlife: alligators, turtles, otter, deer, and raccoon. You may even see manatee (sea cows) grazing on the grasses along the river's shore. The natural lush landscape is home to a great variety of exotic birds such as the blue heron, osprey, eagles, hawks and owls. Relax and see the wonders of Florida's back country from the deck of one of our luxurious houseboats. See live alligators basking in the sun in their natural habitat. Explore our warm water springs where the endangered manatee spend winters in the crystal clear 72 degree water. Holly Bluff Marina is located just North of Hontoon Island State Park, 3 miles from Blue Springs State Park, home of the endangered Manatee.