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Situated in the heart of Florida to the west of Jacksonville is the unique community of Lake City. This mid-sized picturesque city is full of small ponds and lakes, making for a scenic vacation experience. Lake City also has some great natural wonders nearby. These sights include Osceola National Forest, meaning you'll never be short of places to explore when you book an RV in Lake City.

Lake City has a fascinating history too. Lake City was founded in the early 1800s, and it was originally the site of a Seminole village. However, under a treaty, this Native American tribe moved elsewhere. Known initially as Alligator, Lake City was a prominent place in the early development of Florida and the only battle to occur in Florida during the Civil War happened just outside the city. So, when you book a camper rental in Lake City, FL, you'll be able to enjoy a slice of history while taking in the natural sights.

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The Great Outdoors

When you have an RV rental in Lake City, you'll never be short of intriguing nearby natural wonders. One of the biggest natural attractions nearby is the Osceola National Forest. There are lots of activities to get involved in here, with plenty of different environments including woodlands, swamps, and plains. If you're looking for some water sports, there's Ocean Pond, which is famous for kayaking, fishing, and swimming. This forest is also the site of the Battle of Olustee, the only battle to be fought in Florida during the Civil War, meaning there's some history to the area too.

Alternatively, you may not want to leave Lake City city limits to explore the outdoors. If this is the case, then you should plan a visit to Alligator Lake Park. Ideal if you enjoy hiking, this park has extensive trails and is also surrounded by the crescent-shaped Alligator Lake, which is excellent for kayaking, canoeing, and nature watching. A favorite meeting place for residents of Lake City, here you can bring along a picnic and walk your four-legged friend.

Another popular attraction to visit when you rent an RV in Lake City is Big Shoals State Park near White Springs. Big Shoals State Park is unique because it contains the biggest whitewater rapids in all of Florida, located on the Suwannee River. With over 25 miles of trails and stunning vistas of the river over 80-foot-high limestone bluffs, this park is a unique and beautiful place to visit. There's also an opportunity to engage in some fishing, enjoy a picnic, or do some nature watching.

RV Parks

One place to park the motorhome rental near Lake City is at Lake City RV Resort. This campground contains roughly 60 sites which are a mixture of grass or gravel. Full hookups are provided with space for big rigs and slide outs. Basic amenities include bathrooms and showers, and there's recreation on-site such as a pond for fishing and a rec hall.

Another campground to consider when you rent an RV in Lake City is High Springs Campground inHigh Springs. Just south of Lake City, this campground offers over 40 grass sites with full hookups. Amenities include bathrooms and showers. There are also recreational activities on site which include a swimming pool and playground.

Exploring the City

Lake City is big enough that it contains everything you'd need but small enough you won't feel trapped in a big city. From restaurants to shops, including some intriguing antique stores, Lake City has everything you'd desire. Lake City contains a lot of history, and there are some impressive buildings to visit, including Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum. This two-story museum includes artifacts from across Florida's history, with each room set in a different era. Visitors can take a tour of the building and volunteers even perform reenactments.

Another great historical place to visit when you rent an RV in Lake City is the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center in nearby White Springs. This museum, located on the Suwannee River which Foster made famous, contains artifacts from the folk singer's life, as well as demonstrations on how people lived during the 1800s, including quilting and blacksmithing. There's also a large state park here, ideal if you want to go for a hike and see the nature that inspired Foster's music.

If you're looking to experience some exotic nature when exploring the area with a Lake City campervan rental, then consider a visit to Mystic Jungle Educational Facility near Wellborn. This park houses many endangered and rescued animals, with a big emphasis on conservation and education. Visitors will see rare creatures such as Bengal tigers and Indian leopards and can learn how to save these big cats from extinction.

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