Nestled in between the beach and State Parks, you will find plenty to do in our area!
Gear up for climbing, swinging & adventuring through the trees. We've got over 10 football fields of challenging terrain and hundreds of aerial adventure games- Plus, thousands of smiling faces both young & young at heart. Fly through a dense forest from tree to tree on crazy-fun obstacles that defy gravity. Get in sync with nature. Love every single moment spent with your friends and family as you experience one of the most unique attractions in Florida. Rise Above!
21805 E. State Road 70
Bradenton, FL 34202
The majestic Myakka River flows though 58 square miles of one of Florida's oldest and largest parks. In a scene reminiscent of what early Native Americans and Spanish explorers witnessed, arching palm trees and live oaks reflect on a winding tea-colored stream. The cries of limpkins and osprey pierce the air, while alligators and turtles sun lazily on logs and riverbanks. This is the Myakka River, Florida's first state-designated wild and scenic river, and it flows through a vast expanse of unspoiled wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands that make up Myakka River State Park. Boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the water, while hikers and bicyclists explore miles of trails and backroads.
On the weekends, the back entrance is open, making it a quick drive from our campground to the State Park!
13208 State Road 72
14880 Murphy Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240
Sarasota, FL 34241
Dakin Dairy Farms is the only dairy farm in Florida open to the public that produces and bottles their own milk right on the farm (and has the BEST chocolate milk you'll ever have)! 1,000 acres of sustainable family farming just 10 miles east of our campground on SR 70. The dairy offers unique things to do for families and offers a unique opportunity to highlight the two major economies in Florida – Tourism & Agriculture!
30771 Betts Rd
Myakka City, FL 34251
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue just 20 miles south west of our campground. Founded in 1987, the non-profit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals (including lions, tiger, bears, primates, and more), offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.
7101 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240
The Florida Railroad Museum, Inc. was founded as The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum with the stated goal of preserving Florida's railroad history. Over the years, the Museum has aquired and restored rolling stock and equipment to operate for the public's enjoyment. We hope our visitors appreciate the sights and sounds of Florida railroading as it existed in the 1940s and 1950s. To achieve its goal of operating equipment and recreating the sights and sounds of Florida railroading, the Museum operates on a six mile line between Parrish and Willow, Florida in rural Manatee County. This railroad line was the first railroad to be built in Manatee County. Each weekend diesel locomotives pull equipment consisting of open window coaches, a covered gondola, and an air conditioned coach. This is only a 19 minute drive from our campground!
12210 83rd St E
Parrish, FL 34219
Siesta Beach sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and has been named the nation's best -- twice. Known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island paradise. Siesta Key offers something for everyone. Siesta Key is a romantic getaway for lovers, a family vacation destination and a playground for active sports enthusiasts
948 Beach Rd
Sarasota, FL 34242
Anna Maria Island is a barrier island on Florida's Gulf Coast. It's known for its broad beaches, like Manatee Public Beach. In the small resort city of Anna Maria, Pine Avenue is lined with shops, galleries and eateries. Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum features a restored 1920 cottage.
4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive
Bradenton, FL 34217
Robinson Preserve in Bradenton Fl, is a salt marsh now home to jumping mullet and hundreds of other species of fish and other marine life. This preserve is a 600+-acre coastal preserve located in northwestern Bradenton.The interior of the preserve features hiking paths, kayak and canoe waterways, bridges, picnic spots, mangrove forests and a 53-foot-tall tower with a wide-open view of the Tampa Bay area. The 120-year-old Valentine House, moved to the preserve by boat, is near the entrance to the property.
1704 99th Street NW
Bradenton, FL 34209
A secret to most, Arcadia has a rich history of cattle-raising, which means it also had – and continues to have – a large contingent of cowboys, known locally as Florida Crackers (for the sound made by their whips). Located just 35 minutes east of our campground, Arcadia sits in the middle of Florida cowboy country and it is a place where the Old West meets the Old South. Rodeos and other competitions in Arcadia are common. Arcadia is also known for its peaceful orange groves, streams built for canoeing, and it's historic main street filled with antique stores and restaurants. Downtown Arcadia is quaint and compact, comprised mostly of one main avenue – Oak Steet – surrounded by a cluster of early 1900s buildings, most of which were built after a 1905 fire and damaged 100 years later by Hurricane Charley. Few hints of destruction remain, though some resilient shopkeepers and bar and restaurant owners are glad to share their stories of survival.The area comes alive on Saturdays, particularly on the fourth Saturday of each month, when more than 100 antique dealers roll up and set up tables around a four-block district. During winter and spring months, thousands of curious collectors might arrive, sifting through military weapons, comic books, Depression glass, silverware sets, artwork, stamps, dolls… you name it, you'll probably find it here.
Arcadia, FL 34265
Not far from downtown Sarasota, the small island of Siesta Key sits on the gleaming Gulf of Mexico and boasts one of the best beaches in the country. In the heart of this quirky, fun island is Siesta Key Village, a colorful, lively village near the beach that is full of restaurants, shops, bars, spas, ice cream parlors, and much more.The village is all about shops, parties, and fun, and its festive atmosphere is just perfect for barhopping. The village really gets busy during the many festivals it hosts, so if you can, time your visit with one of them. The Siesta Fiesta is one of the more popular events. Check the nightlife as well; there is something for everyone.
5151 Ocean Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34242
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