Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Daytona Beach, Florida area.
Kids Daytona Beach: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Daytona Kids
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Beck Ranch Park

The 250-acre Beck Ranch site was originally a working cattle ranch in Osteen. Volusia County purchased the land through the Volusia Forever program to ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
751 S. State Road 415, Osteen, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Bicentennial Park

Features: Community Center/Meeting Room Dock/Pier Fishing Gazebo/Pavillion Parking Picnic Area Playground Restrooms Walk/Jog Bike Path Str ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
1850 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL, 32176
Restrooms: Yes
Blue Springs State Park

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge a ...

Area: West Volusia
2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
Restrooms: Yes
Buschman Park

A beautiful park with lots of wildlife. Park is is also a Halifax River Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Covered pavilion may be reserved for a fee. Call 506-5 ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
4575 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Candace R. Strawn/Lake Dias Park

This 20-acre park includes a free boat launch, RV camping, playground, pavilions, grills, picnic tables and restrooms.

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
5320 State Road 11, DeLeon Springs, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Colby-Alderman Park

Colby-Alderman is a 146-acre nature and history park featuring paved and unpaved trails with interpretive panels, views of sandhill lakes, and links t ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
1099 Massachusetts Street, Cassadaga, FL, 32744
Restrooms: Yes
Cracker Creek

Cracker Creek offers a variety of services including canoe/kayak rentals, hydro-bike rentals, eco-history pontoon boat tours, pirate-themed cruises a ...

1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL, 32128
De Leon Springs State Park

Wildlife is plentiful and can be easily observed from the walkway across the spring. Otters, alligators, manatees, osprey, bald eagles, sandhill crane ...

Area: West Volusia
601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Restrooms: Yes
Deep Creek Preserve

A naturally wet site, the plant communities of Deep Creek Preserve include dome swamps, basin swamps, wet and mesic flatwoods. The 4.6 mile yellow tra ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
964 S. State Road 415, New Smryna Beach, FL, 32168
Restrooms: No
Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Entrance/Parking: 90 Divito Drive, NSB, FL 32168 3251 N. Dixie Highway, NSB, FL 32168 1755 Martin's Dairy Roa ...

Area: Southeast Volusia
Multiple Locations, FL
Restrooms: No
Ed Stone Park

Open daily: 24/7 Admission: Free Ed Stone Park offers a free public boat ramp park with access to the St. Johns River. Paved and grass parking areas ...

Area: West Volusia
2990 W. State Road 44, Deland, FL
Gamble Place

Guests to Gamble Place can step back in time to experience the same pristine environment that James N. Gamble (of Procter & Gamble) found so inviting ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
1819 Taylor Rd, Port Orange, FL
Gemini Springs Park

The 210-acre Gemini Springs was purchased in 1994 through the combined efforts of Volusia County, the Trust for Public Lands, the St. Johns River Wate ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
37 Dirksen Drive, Debary, F
Restrooms: Yes
Great Florida Birding Trail, The

The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the FWC. At its core is a network of 489 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent ...

Free: Yes
Area: Mobile
Green Springs Park

Open daily: Sunrise to sunset Admission: Free Green Springs Park covers 36 acres of pristine nature and has one of Florida’s few green sulfur spri ...

Area: West Volusia
994 Enterprise/Osteen Road, Enterprise, F
Restrooms: Yes
Hickory Bluff Preserve

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amenities: Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Pavilion, Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Group Camping Wildlife along the trail ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
598 Guise Road, Osteen, FL, 32764
Indian River Lagoon Park

This natural park is home to abundant wildlife.t It offers a scenic trail throughout the natural settings of the bank of the Indian River. Park amenit ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
700 Sandpiper Avenue, NEw Smyrna Beach, FL, 32169
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Ashby Park

The 64-acre rural park includes primitive tent camping, a playground, volleyball court, nature/horse trails, boardwalks, fishing pier, grills, and pav ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Beresford Park

Lake Beresford Park is within the Lake Beresford Greenway, a 210-acre parcel that was acquired with assistance from the Florida Communities Trust in 1 ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
2100 Fatio Road, Deland, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Lake George Forest and Wildlife Management Area

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amenities: Hiking, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Group Camping, Horseback Riding, Pavilion, Fishing, Hunting (see rules), Great ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
998 Ninemile Point Road, Seville, FL, 32190
Lake George Park

This 7,870-acre park on Lake George includes a fishing pier, nature/horse trails, and picnic pavilion with tables and grills.

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
770 Nine Mile Point Road, Pierson, FL
Lake Monroe Park

We invite you to visit this beautiful park on Lake Monroe. Take advantage of free entrance to the park and a $2 fee to launch your boat. You also can ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
975 U.S. Highway 17-92, Debary, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Longleaf Pine Preserve

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amenities: Hiking, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Group Camping, Horseback Riding, Pavilion, Fishing Longleaf Pine Preserve i ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia, West Volusia
Multiple Locations, FL
Restrooms: No
Lyonia Preserve

Hours: Sunrise to sunset Amenities: Hiking, pavilion, wildlife viewing, Great Florida Birding Trail Lyonia Preserve is a joint projec ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL, 32725
Restrooms: Yes
Mariner's Cove Park

Mariner's Cove Park combines and active and passive recreational activities in a natural and pristine environment. The park includes a multipurpose ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
1199 Enterprise-Osteen Road, Enterprise, FL
Restrooms: Yes
New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

The sugar mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. This 17-acre historic site contains the ruins of th ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
600 Mission Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Ormond Beach Memorial Gardens Park

Situated on approximately 2.5 acres at the southeast corner of Granada Boulevard between Seton Trail and Halifax Drive on Ormond's beachside, Ormond M ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
78 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL, 32136
Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens

The work of prominent Florida, regional and national artists is featured in shows throughout the year at OMAM, and the museum exhibition committee als ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
78 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL, 32176
River Breeze Park

The unspoiled beauty of River Breeze Park offers visitors a glimpse back into the early, unhurried days of Florida’s history. Situated on the historic ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
250 H.H. Burch Road, Oak Hill, FL
Riverside Pavilion Park

A very nice park on the Halifax River. The Port Orange Chamber of Commerce is also located here. Acreage: 5 Amenities: • Fishing Pier • Playgro ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
3431 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Scrub Oak Preserve

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amenities: Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Wildlife Viewing Scrub Oak Preserve encompasses 150 acres purchased through ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
1495 McGregor Rd, Deland, FL, 32720
Restrooms: No
Spruce Creek Park

Scenic Spruce Creek Park is on 1,637 acres in Port Orange. Its 536-foot boardwalk begins more than three miles of nature trails leading to the 15-foot ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
6250 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL
Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

Enjoy these English sugar mill ruins surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens, scenic walking paths, and a rare human sundial. You'll discover hu ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL, 32129
Tomoka State Park - State of Florida

Once the home of Native Americans, Tomoka State Park is a very popular canoeing, boating, fishing and camping site. The park protects a variety of wil ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174
Restrooms: Yes
Wiregrass Prairie Preserve

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amenities: Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Pavilion, Wildlife Viewing, Group Camping Wiregrass Prairie Preserve cons ...

Area: West Volusia
1751 Lopez Road, Osteen, FL, 32764
Restrooms: No