Monthly Archives: October 2018

Explore Santa Fe Swamp WMA Conservation Area

October 26, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Florida's Santa Fe Swamp WMAGet out into wild Florida with a visit to Santa Fe Swamp! The Santa Fe Swamp WMA is a wildlife and environmental conservation area just minutes away from our North Central Florida B&B. Visitors to the conservation area enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, fishing, and more.

There are endless reasons to come and enjoy the rewards of a Florida getaway. One is a chance to get out and see some of the Sunshine State’s rich and resplendent wildlife.

The Starke/Hampton Lake area offers a number of opportunities to do so, with a variety of lakes, state forests, and conservation areas to explore. One such popular location is the Santa Fe Swamp WMA.

What is a WMA?

WMA stands for “Wildlife Management Area.” Florida has more than 5.8 million acres of WMA land across the state. WMA’s are conservation areas overseen by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in partnership with other governmental or private landowners.

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Boat Launches and Recreational Lakes Near Starke FL

October 13, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Hampton Lake - Lakes Near Starke FL

Hampton Lake – the view from our B&B

Our north central Florida B&B is surrounded by an abundance of lakes – in fact, our B&B is located on the shore of one! But not all of these lakes are publicly accessible for fishing, swimming, or boating. Thus we’ve compiled this short list of recreational lakes near Starke FL.

Florida’s natural attractions have been wowing visitors since the 1800s. Whether it’s the wildlife, sightseeing, or some of the best freshwater fishing in the world, Florida never fails to impress. The only real problem is narrowing down what you want to do and see while you’re here!

If getting out on local lakes is your idea of fun, you’re in luck!

First of all, our B&B, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast, was not ironically named. We are actually located on the shores of a natural, cypress lake: Hampton Lake (natch).

Hampton Lake

6982 SW 101 St, Hampton, FL 32044
Hampton Lake is a beautiful, 822-acre, natural cypress lake located between Gainesville and Jacksonville. Hampton lake Bed & amp; Breakfast offers 180 feet of Hampton Lake waterfront to share with our guests. Several of our guestrooms boast scenic lake views and everyone loves watching sunsets from the back porch rocking chairs.

Hampton Lake’s cool, spring-fed waters are perfect for a refreshing swim on a hot day. Anglers will be happy to hear that the lake has ample bass and bream communities and that our property includes a pier to fish off. Further, a public boat launch makes getting a craft out on the lake’s surface a snap.

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