Attractions Close to Kenansville, Florida

Attractions Close to Kenansville, Florida
Located in central Florida, the 828 citizens that make up the town of Kenansville are surrounded by natural beauty. Whether exploring Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area, relaxing at the River Ranch Resort or taking a walk at sunrise around Lake Arnold, visitors will find attractions that regularly bring nature into close proximity.

Lake Marian Paradise Marina and RV Resort

A part of the large chain of lakes fed by the Kissimmee River, Lake Marian offers visitors multiple opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation. At 5,617 acres, Lake Marian is one of the larger of the area lakes and its northwest portion is a part of the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area. This area is famed as one of the largest nesting grounds for the bald eagle in the United States. The area around the lake offers flat pine tree forests, marshland and natural prairie. The only park situated on the water is the Lake Marian Paradise Marina and RV Resort. Numerous trails, fishing, nature tours and birding are popular pursuits.

901 Arnold Road
Kenansville, FL 34739
(407) 436-1464
lakemarian.com/index.html

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area

Drive to Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area to view area wildlife in a pristine habitat. Initially created for flood control from the St. Johns River, Bull Creek's remote location and lack of landscaping regularly draws nature lovers. A part of the St. Johns River Wildlife Management District, white-tailed deer, gopher tortoise, red cockaded woodpecker, marsh rabbits, turkeys, limpkin, great egret, sandhill cranes and herons, among others, call the area home. For those who want to stay for a few days and explore, camping sites are available as are hiking trails, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and picnic areas.

St. Johns River Wildlife Management District
Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Harmony, Fl 34773
(386) 329-4404
sjrwmd.com/recreationguide/bullcreek/index.html

Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Explore the Florida Everglades on a flat-bottomed boat with an aircraft propeller on the back. Airboats became famous countrywide after the 1960s television show "Gentle Ben" aired. Kissimmee Swamp Tours takes the adventurous on 60- and 90-minute tours designed to educate the unknowing about area flora and fauna. Set along the Florida Bird Trail, expect to spot bald eagles, snail kites, whooping cranes, osprey and alligators. Traveling through areas that see little development, visitors will board craft suited for no more than six passengers

4500 Joe Overstreet Road
Kenansville, FL 34739
(407) 436-1059
kissimmeeswamptours.com/

Article Written By Mike Biscoe

Mike Biscoe has been writing since 2009. Focusing on travel, sports and entertainment topics, he has credits in various online publications including LIVESTRONG.COM and Trails. He often writes articles covering uncommon travel destinations from firsthand experience. Biscoe holds a Certificate of Completion in acting from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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