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

Conservation measures can produce astounding results. In 1970, two years before Blue Spring State Park was established, researchers tracked 14 manatee ...

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, 32127
Inclusive Playground: Yes
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

The 123-acre Colby-Alderman Park boasts fishing and plenty of shady spots for visitors to while away a lazy afternoon. Playground equipment awaits ene ...

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

This scenic preserve is on 2,479 acres in Port Orange. Its 536-foot boardwalk begins more than three miles of nature trails leading to the 15-foot obs ...

Area: Southeast Volusia
Multiple Locations, FL
Restrooms: No
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, FL
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
Multiple Locations, FL
Green Springs Park

Open daily: Sunrise to sunset Admission: Free Green Springs Park covers 31 acres of pristine nature and has one of Florida’s few green sulfur spri ...

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

The 135-acre Hickory Bluff Preserve overlooks the St. Johns River and contains many natural communities including mesic and scrubby flatwoods, oak ham ...

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

This natural park, which is home to abundant wildlife, is located at 700 Sandpiper Avenue. It offers a scenic trail throughout the natural settings of ...

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

This popular waterfront park offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including canoeing, fishing, walking and simply enjoying nature. Angling ...

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

The 8,062-acre Lake George Forest and Wildlife Management Area is part of a 35,380-acre wildlife management area that provides more than 20 miles of c ...

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
Manatee Scenic Cruises

While Cruising Along The Protected Wetland & Scenic Mangrove Shores Of The Indian River, You’ll See Manatees, Dolphins, Birds, Waterfront Homes, and T ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
4884 Front Street, Ponce Inlet, FL
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 ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
78 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL, 32176
Ormond Outdoor Adventure

Volusia County residents and visitors now have several new options when it comes to outdoor adventure and fun. Area business owners John Regan, Scott ...

1385 N US 1, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174
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

This neighborhood park, which is directly on the Halifax River, offers a fishing pier, playground, restroom, picnic tables and spots to view wildlife. ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
3431 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL, 32129
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 23 acres in Port Orange. Its 536-foot boardwalk begins more than three miles of nature trails leading to the 15-foot ob ...

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

The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with ...

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