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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

By Water 30.398425, -81.645242

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Local Information: The Zoo is free if you arrive by boat. Please note the water approaching the boat dock can be shallow at times. Please check the tides and plan your visit accordingly.

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth's wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to the consistently improving. Beginning in 2004 with Range of the Jaguar and continuing with Giraffe Overlook and Savanna Blooms garden, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. The Zoo has something for everyone with over 1,500 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida's First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.

Welaka Inn

Screen_Shot_2012-09-14_at_10.21.58_AM10 Boston St

Welaka, Florida 32193

(386) 467-3639

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By Water  29.485039, -81.674982

 

Beautifully located in the "Bass Capital of the Country", sunny Welaka, FL, Welaka Inn is the perfect get-away for your next trip. Right from your cabin suite or room at Welaka Inn you'll enjoy fresh air, the privacy and natural beauty of the surrounding State and National Forests, Conservation and Recreation Areas, Marine Preserves and the scenic islands of old Florida. If fishing is your game, there are beautiful creeks to explore with fish popping in all directions. If you are suffering from a hectic and busy world, then Welaka Inn is the perfectly relaxing cure you need. Take a serene Eco tour right from our dock.

Welaka Inn is located on a high bluff above the St. John's River in Welaka, where you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and nature. Welaka Inn is surrounded by the atmosphere of old Florida, yet is conveniently located to Jacksonville, Daytona, Gainesville, and St. Augustine, sitting just minutes from the major Highway 17.

Contact us at (386) 467-3639 to know more about our rates and special packages.

Note: Located at Marker 48 on The St Johns River

 

 

 


Welaka Lodge & Resort

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Welaka, FL 32193

386-467-7171

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By Water 29.474381, -81.676176 (Marker 50)

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Catering to the casual and avid fisherman and their families, outdoor enthusiasts, or just those looking for a quiet respite in a beautiful setting, Welaka Lodge and Resort luxury cottage accomodations in an Old Florida setting.

Welaka Lodge & Resort consists of one and two bedroom cottages. These cottages are built in the Florida Vernacular (Cracker) style with wide porches, metal roofs, and traditional lap or board-n-batten siding.

In addition to cottages we offer twelve full hookup 20/30/50 amp RV sites with picnic table and fire ring.With the amenities provided we are an ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats, and wedding.

Notes from Owner: 6 Years ago we purchased an old fish camp. we totally renovated and built new cottages ,Rv sites and marina. (12 Full Hook Up 50 amp RV Sites accomadate any size RV. Four modern cottages, swimming pool and 14 slip marina)

Georgia Boys Fish Camp

baitshopgeofiishcamp217 Butler Drive

Satsuma, FL 32189

(386) 325-7764

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By Water 29.576208, -81.619432

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We invite you to enjoy our little bit of paradise on the banks of Dunns Creek, nestled between the St. Johns River and Crescent Lake.

Bring your boat and spend the weekend! Our Canal provides you a clear path to the river where sounds of woodpeckers, owls, ospreys and eagles float gently on the breeze as you fish in water teeming with fish! See turtles sunning on logs, manatees blowing, gators sleeping on the banks, and egrets flying low across the river. We even have a hawk who rests on our dock piling!

Bass World Lodge

bwcab1sjru209 Browns Fish Camp Road

Crescent City, Florida 32112

386.467.2267

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By Water 29.400936, -81.651756

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Where the climate and water conditions are favorable for natural bigmouth bass. Striped bass are also plentiful at certain times of the year. Many Bigmouth bass in the six to twelve pound class are caught regularly in our area. Bream and black crappie (Speckled perch) also grow large in the St. John’s river. Bream over one pound and crappie over two pounds are not uncommon. Shrimp in the fall months are found in abundance in the St. John’s river too.
We are a short cast by boat from some of the most famous bass fishing waters in the country. Lake George, Hog Island, Drayton Island, Salt Springs Run, Silver Glenn Springs, Rodman Reservoir, Oklawaha River, Dunns Creek, and Crescent Lake.
For those who do not have their own boats, we have fully rigged bass boats, and pontoon boats at reasonable for rent. For those interested in a guide, we have access to the finest self-employed, professional guides in the area.

Riverbend Condominiums

riverbendusrP. O. Box 190

Welaka, Fl 32193

386-467-2900

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By Water 29.465709, -81.685505

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Whether it is just sitting on the deck and watching the sun set over the Ocala National Forest, enjoying the natural habitat riding up the Oklawaha River, sunning by the pool, or visiting one of the nearby crystal clear springs... you are sure to step back in time and relax. Leave your boat in our 48 slip marina for your entire stay. Clean your catch in the Fish Cleaning station on the dock. Boat rental is available as well as local fishing guides. Gas grills, tables & chairs are provided on the patio overlooking the river. Full laundry facilities are on property for your convenience. All units have a beautiful water view, are comfortably furnished & fully equipped. Wheelchair assessible units are available. Just bring your clothes and groceries and you are ready to begin a wonderful vacation!

Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront

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201 N. 1st Street

Palatka, FL, US, 32177-3703

386-328-3481

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By Water 29.647953°, -81.626300°

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The Bass Capital of the World and gateway to dozens of activities. Join us on the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River at The Riverfront Inn where sailing, water skiing and unsurpassed fishing is the ordinary. All guest room amenities include high speed wireless internet access, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Popi's Landing, waterfront dining room features the best in local cuisine. Watch the latest sporting events in The Lava Lounge. The Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Conference Center features meeting and banquet rooms up to 200 people. Bask in our lovely outdoor pool and enjoy the breathtaking view of the river. For the boating enthusiasts, the hotel has its own dock facilities with electrical and water hook-ups

Crystal Cove Resort & Marina

Screen_shot_2010-01-03_at_7.54.28_AM133 Crystal Cove Drive

Palatka, Florida 32177

(386)325-1055

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By Water  29.677801, -81.651621

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UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP : Enjoy the relaxing style of river front living, our fabulous river views from your motel rooms, in the restaurant, or on the patio. We also feature a marina with docks, boat ramps and boat rentals to give you a great place to get away or hold that special event or occasion.

The complex is set directly on the St. Johns River and located just 50 miles south of Jacksonville and only 55 miles north of Daytona Beach. Known as "The Bass Fishing Capital of the World", Palatka hosts numerous festivals each year including the Blue Crab Festival and the Azalea Festival,  along with so many other fun events year 'round.

Our motel has 54 rooms and a riverside pool with 13 rooms overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River. Each room has color cable TV,  a small refrigerator, and a microwave.

 

 

 

 

Green Cove Springs City Pier

DSC_4830Walnut Street

Green Cove Springs, Florida

904-529-2200

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By Water 29.994452, -81.674577

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The City Pier provides a gateway to the City of Green Cove Springs by way of the St. Johns River. The pier provides a centrally located covered pavillion with handrails that are handicap accessible. The 12 floating finger boat slips allow visitors to dock and explore the City of Green Cove Springs.

Acosta Creek Marina LLC

astorcreekusj124 Acosta Creek Drive

Satsuma, FL 32189

386.467.2229

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By Water 29.508425, -81.678292

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Located at Beacon 42, north of Welaka on the St. Johns River, the Marina at Acosta Creek Marina affords a respite from the hectic pace of day-to-day living.

Step back to a time when Florida was quieter, more serene, and discover one of the most unique spots on the beautiful St. Johns River. 
Acosta Creek Marina is a place like no other, complete with a marina and boatyard, lodging and RV park. 

Reminiscent of an old style Florida resort, Acosta Creek Harbor offers a safe haven for boaters, fishermen, or anyone looking for a peaceful get-away.

Forty wet slips are situated on the calm, protected fresh water of the St. Johns River. The North Dock can accommodate vessels up to 45 feet and has 50 feet on the outside of the tee head. The South Dock has slips for vessels up to 60 feet and has 120 feet on the outside of the tee head.