Right now, we could all use a break to get away and experience West Volusia County. We’ve put together some ideas to help you explore the variety of experiences and attractions you’ll find in West Volusia County. Whether you have a day to spend or a week to relax, you’ll run out of time long before you run out of things to do.
Our Favorite Campsites
From RV Resorts and Marinas to State Parks and more, West Volusia has somewhere for your inner adventurer to rest their head.
Highland Park Fish Camp
Highland Park Fish Camp is an authentic “Old Florida” fish camp located on the Norris Dead River, a portion of the St. Johns River that is neatly situated on the boundaries of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, a 23,000 acre preserve that has been left untouched by development. It is a nature lover’s paradise. Highland Park Fish Camp offers boat rentals, boat ramp, bait and tackle, fishing guides, fuel and covered wet and dry boat storage. The campground offers RV sites, tent camping sites and modern cedar cabins.
State and County Parks
Blue Spring State Park
The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring, is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (November – March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees.
The park features seasonal swimming, tubing, canoe and kayak rentals, narrated river cruises, Segway tours, a walking trail, snack bar, picnic pavilions, outdoor grills, camping, and cabins.
Hontoon Island State Park
Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years as well as abundant wildlife can be witnessed on this island located on the St. Johns River. Accessible by free passenger ferry or private boat only. Hiking and biking trails meander around Indian shell middens. Picnic areas, playground, gas grills, restrooms, canoe and kayak rentals, primitive camping and overnight boat slip rentals.
Gemini Springs Park
Gemini Springs is a 210-acre park with a 3/4 mile nature trail, bike trails, equestrian trails, a fishing dock, picnic pavilions, a playground, dog park, and primitive tent camping. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring, picnic table, lantern-hook pole, grill and groomed sand. All are in proximity of restrooms.