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Visit Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

October 18, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation FoundationIf you enjoy seeing exotic animals up close and responsibly cared for, then you’ll definitely want to visit Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Gainesville, FL.

One of the best things about going to see all the amazing and beautiful animals at Carson Springs, is that you can feel good doing so. This is no average zoo or menagerie. Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an exotic animal refuge that rescues abandoned and abused animals. They also provide homes for endangered species as well as rehabilitating native species

The facility is fully licensed by Alachua County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. They are also members of The Zoological Association of America and The Feline Conservation Federation.

Carson Springs strives to not only meet but exceed the minimum standards set for caring for these animals. Enclosures at the facility are clean, expansive, and on natural grass, with trees and bushes. All the occupants receive varied, nutritious diets and clean fresh water for optimum health.

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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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Get Wild At Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation!

April 14, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Gainesville, FlCarson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an exotic animal refuge in Gainesville, Florida. Take a tour of their facility and meet more than 70 different exotic animals all in one amazing place!

Christine and Barry Janks founded the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in 2003. Their mission was a simple one: they wanted to house and rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and/or endangered exotic and native animals. Further, they hoped to help educate their visitors about these wonderful animals and the role they play.

From the looks of things, it would seem they succeeded!

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation currently houses over 70 animals representing 25 different species. Unlike many facilities, here they go above and beyond the minimum standards set by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Discover Relaxation and Recreation At Hampton Lake Florida

August 22, 2016 by Corey A Edwards

Relax and recreate at Hampton Lake FloridaHampton Lake, located between between Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, is an 822-acre, natural cypress lake. Its cool, spring-fed waters are perfect for all kinds of recreating and relaxing.

Just 7 miles south of Starke, FL on Highway 301, Hampton Lake is an oasis for those looking to cool off and relax. Fishing, swimming, and spectacular sunsets are just the beginning. Beyond exciting fishing retreats for bass and bream, the public boat ramp gives access to the lake’s surface.

Our Florida lakefront B&B, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast, is here, nestled on 60 acres of open field with 180 feet of waterfront and a dock. A stay with us opens up opportunities to stroll through the fields, fish off the dock, take a swim, or just relax to the sounds of nature.

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