Monthly Archives: July 2018

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

July 27, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State ParkGold Head Branch State Park is one of Florida’s oldest state parks. It’s 2,000 acres include sandhills, marshes, ravines, lakes, wildlife, and hiking trails to explore.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park is just 20 minutes away from our North Central Florida inn, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast. The historic state park is located between Gainesville and Jacksonville, six miles north of Keystone Heights on SR 21.

The park was developed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the first New Deal agency to begin operations in Florida. The CCC constructed a number of parks and facilities throughout Florida during the 1930’s and Gold Head Branch State Park was one of the first. The CCC’s extraordinary craftsmanship is still in evidence in the park today and one reason to visit.

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Discover All the Great Things To Do in Stark FL

July 20, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

People often ask about fun things to do in Stark Fl. Florida being Florida, there’s always something fun nearby to do or see! We hope the short list below will serve as a quick guide to some of the more popular, local favorites.¬† We look forward to being your North Central Florida base camp and helping you to discover all the area has to offer.

Things to Do in Stark FL

Things To Do In Stark FL - Camp Blanding MusuemCamp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park: A fascinating military museum complete with monuments, exhibits, and military vehicles. The museum and memorial park are located just outside the main gate of the still active National Guard Installation. The building is surrounded by armaments from World War II, including 2 Half-Tracks and a M4 Sherman Tank. Inside, exhibits include artifacts, photographs, weaponry, uniforms, a dog-tag machine and even an entire military Jeep. One exhibit explores the lives of German prisoners held here during WWII. Today Camp Blanding is a joint training site for the National Guard, Reserve, and active duty troops. Read more.

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