Ponce de Leon Springs Park

Ponce de Leon State Park Entry Sign

Brief History Ponce de Leon State Park is named after Juan Ponce de Leon who led the first Spanish expedition in 1513. It has been thought that he was on this expedition in search of the “fountain of youth.” It’s located in Holmes county about a mile and a half south of US-90 on CR-181A. … Read more

Karick Lake Recreation Area

Karick Lake North Sign

Brief History Karick Lake is a man-made lake located in Okaloosa County in the Blackwater River State Forest. It was built in 1965. The lake averages about 7 feet deep in most areas but can get to 18 feet deep near the dam. There are two campgrounds associated with this recreation area. One on the … Read more

Falling Waters State Park

Falling Waters State Park Entrance Sign

About Falling Waters State Park Falling Waters State Park is located on the panhandle of Florida in a town called Chipley. If you are traveling on Interstate 10 it’s exit 120 and from there it’s only 3 miles south. There is some evidence that this park dates back to 450-100 AD although that is uncertain. … Read more

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

Tarkiln Sign

As we were researching state parks to check out while we are on the panhandle, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park popped up. Located in Pensacola near the Alabama state line and just about one hour away from where we were staying in Milton, we decided to check it out.  Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park sits … Read more

Russell Harber Landing Park

City Of Milton

This park sits along the Blackwater River. It is run by the City of Milton. We were told about this park by one of the guys we were workamping with at the KOA in Milton. From the KOA it’s about a 10-minute drive down FL-87 and US-90. As you head west on US-90 the turn … Read more

Blackwater River State Park

Blackwater River Park Sign

Blackwater River State Park is located at 7720 Deaton Bridge Road, off US90 in Milton on the Florida panhandle. The park opened to the public in 1968 with 360 acres and today has grown to 600 acres. The Blackwater River runs through the park providing hours of enjoyment for canoeists, kayakers, fishermen and swimmers.  One … Read more

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

Fred Gannon State Park

We love the Florida state parks. That being said, we are on a quest to visit them all. This week we had the pleasure of visiting Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park located in Niceville, Florida. A Little History Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is the former site of a WWII gunnery and bombing … Read more

Tomoka State Park

Tomoka Statue

We love visiting the state and national parks and forests. Since hitting the road full time we have stayed in Florida two winters and during that time we enjoyed many of the state and national parks and forests. While staying at Casey Jones RV Park in December 2017 we met up with some family at … Read more

Suwannee River State Park

Suwannee River State Park Sign

As we near the end of our stay here in Lake City, Florida, we wanted to get in at least one more state park. In looking at our options, we chose the Suwannee River State Park. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. This park is probably my favorite park of all … Read more

Olustee Beach

Osceola National Forest Sign

Osceola National Forest Located off Route 90, Olustee Beach is part of the Osceola National Forest. It is a small sandy area located on Ocean Pond. This recreation area features swimming, picnic areas including tables and bbq’s, fishing, bird watching and hiking. At the time of our visit the entry fee was $3 per vehicle. … Read more