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Santa Fe River Preserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

27025 N State Rd 121, Alachua, FL 32615, USA

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About Santa Fe River Preserve

The Santa Fe River is typical of many rivers in karst regions in that it disappears underground and then reappears 5 kilometres (3 miles) downstream.


Attractions Near Santa Fe River Preserve

Lubee Bat Conservancy
Lubee Bat Conservancy11.86km from Santa Fe River Preserve

The Lubee Bat Conservancy is devoted to protecting bats and their habitats, both domestically and internationally. The conservancy has significantly grown over the decades, now containing more than 40 acres of lush tropical forest and meadows. The site serves as a research lab and educational center that educates visitors about the importance of bats to our ecosystem. Through rehabilitating injured and orphaned bats as well as breeding endangered species, they strive to protect these animals.

Retirement Home for Horses Inc Alachua Fla
Retirement Home for Horses Inc Alachua Fla12.54km from Santa Fe River Preserve

Retirement Home for Horses Inc Alachua Fla, works to provide a comfortable and safe lifespan for horses once they retire from their working lives. They rescue horses that are mistreated or unwanted, give them veterinary care, rehabilitate any behavioral issues and socialize them until they can find loving owners. Retirement Home for Horses Inc Alachua Fla provides horse owners with support such as seminars on horse ownership and an auction for those wishing to adopt these retired horses.

Alachua Splash Park
Alachua Splash Park15.06km from Santa Fe River Preserve

Alachua Splash Park is a wonderful way to beat the Florida heat while having some family-friendly fun. It features an extensive water play area, with slides, fountains, and interactive water games. There is also plenty of green space for picnicking, running around, and setting up sprinklers. There are even grills and picnic tables available for barbecuing. Whether it’s a sunny afternoon or an evening under stars, Alachua Splash Park provides a unique and enjoyable water experience.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park15.21km from Santa Fe River Preserve

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is a 6,500-acre expanse of conservation lands. This park offers visitors the opportunity to explore an array of ecosystems, from the rolling hills of sandhill to the shady hammocks and wet prairies. On hikes by way of 14 miles of trails, guests can see live oak trees draped in Spanish moss as well as diverse wildlife including foxes, wild turkeys and most notably, hundreds of species of birds. The park also provides canoe and kayak rentals.

High Springs Museum
High Springs Museum18.85km from Santa Fe River Preserve

This Museum provides a vibrant glimpse into the area's history. Located in a restored building that was once the city hall and fire station.It reveals the stories of local residents and the community through carefully crafted displays. Its permanent exhibit chronicles the history of High Springs from its earliest days to modern times with artifacts, photographs. Visitors can learn about the county's industry including lumbering, cattle raising, citrus production and turpentine harvesting.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park21.41km from Santa Fe River Preserve

In the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park are feral pigs, bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, wild turkeys, and several species of songbirds.

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