A Fisherman's Dream & A Nature Lover's Paradise...
Come share our "hammock" (from the Native Indian culture, meaning "a shady place") as you discover the natural beauty of Old Florida. Unlike your average hotel or motel it’s like having your own waterfront cottage or cabin. Our campground affords spacious campsites so you can enjoy all the same amenities from your own RV. An outdoor vacation for the entire family. Experience "life on the river", where time seems to stand still.
Long 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, Shell Cracker, Mullet, Bluegill, Croaker, Catfish etc., so no one need be disappointed. Book an excursion with one of our expert fishing guides.
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. Take one of the many informative eco tours available in our area.
The Manatee, River Otter, Alligator, Turtle, Fox, Bald Eagle, Heron, Hawk, Osprey and Owl, represent just a few species of our abundant wildlife. View 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 and ecological wonder.
Bring your own boat to our marina or rent a pontoon or fishing boat and cruise the graceful St. John’s River, now designated a Heritage River. Jet ski or water ski on Lake Beresford. Sail your boat through Big Lake George, to join the flotilla which is always gathered for parties at Silver Glen Springs. Take a kayak or canoe trip on the pristine Oklawaha River, winding through Ocala National Forest. there are endless adventures to explore.
In downtown DeLand you will find friendly, small town hospitality combined with restaurants, festivals, theater and countless special events. The captivating downtown has quaint little shops displaying antiques, local arts & crafts, unique sidewalk cafes and wonderful streetscaping, architecture and ambiance. If you prefer big city convenience, Sears, Lowes and Wal-Mart are here as well.
If all the tranquility, nature and fresh air become too leisurely for you, there is no shortage of action packed adventures within a short drive. Take in the races at Daytona, Bike Week or the many theme parks in Orlando. We have miles of fabulous bicycle and hiking trails. There is also the Kennedy Space Center, historic St. Augustine, outlet malls, breathtaking beaches, water parks, fabulous golf, tennis, casino cruises, deep sea fishing, sky diving, parasailing, great restaurants, flea markets and farmer's markets. You can pick your own strawberries or citrus and much more is readily available.
When all your sightseeing is done, come home to our quiet hammock for a relaxing bask in the sun and a refreshing swim in the solar heated pool. Lounge under your covered veranda, while listening to the crickets, cicada and hoot owls off in the distance. Toast marshmallows and have the squirrels and cranes eat right out of your hand. Just sit on our docks and relish the splendid sunsets over the lake. Perhaps drop a line into the water, who knows, that elusive Largemouth Bass, just might be a trophy mounted on your wall.