If you’re buying land or a home for sale in Lake City, you’ll be glad to know there are plenty of special outdoor escapes here. Check out our three favorites!
The 3 Best Outdoor Getaways Near Lake City
Locals love these outdoor escapes:
- Alligator Lake
- Osceola National Forest
- Big Shoals State Park
Here’s a closer look at each.
Need a place for a family picnic? Maybe you’d rather challenge yourself to a six-mile hike? Perhaps, taking in a bit of wildlife would suit you? This is the perfect place. Alligator Lake is just a few minutes away from Lake City and has endless options for a family or solo outing. Hiking trails range from a short jaunt to the longest route, Montgomery Trail, clocking in at more than six miles. Alligator Lake also offers options for covered picnicking spots, canoeing, kayaking and biking. Click here for more details.
Osceola National Forest
You’ll find Osceola National Forest between Lake City and Jacksonville along Interstate 10. You’re guaranteed to find something for you or your family in this endless 200,000 acre outdoor area. Fishing? Yes. Hiking? You betcha. You’ll also find opportunities for biking, horseback riding, camping, and hunting. History buffs will also find this to be a treasure of Civil War history. Plan your trip with more details here.
Big Shoals State Park
Only about 15 minutes from Lake City, Big Shoals State Park is the best bang for your buck if you want a great outdoor experience with minimal drive time. Fun fact: Big Shoals State Park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. In addition to the rapids, the waterfalls offer a challenging hike. The entire park includes more than 28 miles of trails for hiking and biking. If hiking and biking aren’t your thing, make sure you have your fishing rod with you. Big Shoals State Park has several freshwater spots for you to drop a line. And heads-up: There is a $4 fee for vehicles. Click here for more details from Florida State Parks on current rules regarding COVID-19.
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