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Florida State #40 Highway Guide

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View from highway - Photo - Florida's - Welcome highway sign
View from highway -  Photo - Florida's - Welcome highway sign
Welcome to Florida.
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Junction of highway #301
Junction of highway #301
City of Ocala, Florida. Named an 'All America City' in 1995, Ocala is the county seat, and has a present population of 46,453 making it the largest city in the county. Drive down Fort King Street in the Ocala historic district, and you will be impressed by the obvious care taken with the renovation and preservation of the area's homes. The Ocala Historic District, offers the opportunity to take a walking tour through stately neighborhoods of lovely Victorian homes. Fort King Street was named after the military post of Fort King, the site of which is within city limits. Fort King was built prior to the Second Seminole War of Florida (1835-1842) according to archaeologist Gary Ellis. Three substantive archaeological surveys have been conducted in the vicinity and the findings of these earlier studies led to a new study in 1993-94 identifying two distinct prehistoric components. The investigation of the history of Fort King is still ongoing with plans to offer the public a chance to learn more about life in those times.
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Magnolia Ave
Magnolia Ave
Ocala's business district.
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1.6
Services fuel at highway
Gas diesel, north side of highway.
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N. E. 25th Ave

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Services fuel at highway & Lodging
South side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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City of Silver Springs, Florida
Western Limits.
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Services fuel at highway
Gas diesel, both sides of highway.
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Junction of highway # 35south & County roadway # 35 north - Welcome to Silver Springs
Junction of highway # 35south & County roadway # 35 north  - Welcome to Silver Springs
City of Silver Springs. South to Silver Springs State Park Recreation Area. The park has 59 campground sites. All our sites are very spacious and can easily handle any size camping unit you may have. As well as being very spacious, each site offers water and electric hook-ups with 30 amp service and 6 sites with 50 amp service. Also available is a separate dump station for holding tanks.
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View from highway
Driving east.
Driving east.
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Junction of highway # 326 north

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Orchard Street

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Junction of highway # 315
North access to communities of Fort McCoy, Florida, Orange Springs, Florida. North access to Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Recreation a Area. The park is located on rolling sandhills in an area known as the central ridge of Florida. There are 74 campsites available in 3 of the family campgrounds. 2 primitive campsites are located within the southern end of the park just off of the Florida Trail. 3 group campsites are available.
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Roadside turnout Picnic Area
South side of highway. Note there is a entrance fee for entering this picnic area. There is also a boat lauch to access Oklawaha River.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Ocklawaha River. The Ocklawaha River originates at the north end of Lake Griffin in Lake County. The upper reach is largely channelized but is in a natural condition for most of its length. Rodman Reservoir is a 16 mile impoundment lying between Highway 316 near Ft. McCoy to Highway 19 near Palatka. The river is again natural from the Rodman Dam to its confluence with the St. Johns River near Welaka.
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Access to Campground R V Park
North side of highway.
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Junction of county roadway # 314
Services gas & diesel, both sides of highway. North access to Community of Salt Spring, Florida. North access to Ocala National Forest Recreational Area. Camping can be divided into three classes based on the type of facilities offered and fees charged; developed campgrounds, primitive campsites and dispersed tent camping. Developed campgrounds provide a variety of amenities including; showers, restrooms, picnic tables, charcoal grills, fire rings, lantern holders, drinking water, sanitation facilities and trash receptacles. Primitive campsites provide very few if any of these amenities. Dispersed tent camping is for the adventurous that prefer no facilities at all and is permitted throughout the general forest area.
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Access to Campground
South side of highway.
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Community of Lynne

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Access to Campground R V Park
South side of highway.
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Services fuel at highway
Gas & diesel, south side of highway.
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Access to Campground R V Park
North side of highway.
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Junction of County roadway # 314a
North access to Lake Eaton.
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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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Ocala National Forest Ranger Station
North side of highway.
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Access to Campground
South side of highway.
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Ocala National Forest Recreation Area.
Ocala National Forest Recreation Area.
Western boundary.
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Junction of County roadway # 79
Access to Mill Dam National Forest Recreational Area, Group campground. Mill Dam Group Campground is available for overnight stay as well as those desiring only day use rental. It is available for reservations October 1-March 15. (The remainder of the year, Mill Dam is a swimming and picnic area, open to all.) Groups up to 150 people may reserve the area on a first come, first serve basis by calling the Lake George Ranger Station at (352) 625-2520. Mill Dam is located on the 168 acre Mill Dam Lake. Water play is popular here and campers bring their boats for easy access to lake activities. A large swimming beach adjoins the area and is accessible by wheelchair. A new restroom facility was constructed in 2003. Other amenities include a picnic shelter, group grills, picnic tables, flush toilets and a 70 car parking lot.
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Junction of National Forest Roadway # 598
Access to National Forest Juniper Creek Campground,
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Junction of highway # 19
North to communities of Salt Springs, Palarka. North to Lake George Recreational Area. This lake is a 46,000-acre natural impoundment of the St. Johns River with extensive vegetation that provides an excellent habitat for fish. There are jetties located on the south end of the lake where the St. Johns River enters the lake. Most of the lake is less than 10 feet deep but a natural channel provides navigation for boats as large as oil barges. Largemouth bass anglers should be successful using live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of deeper eelgrass beds and pilings. Live shad and grass shrimp fished near the jetties when the river is flowing should produce catches of largemouth bass, sunshine bass and stripers. Cooling waters this quarter should bring success to black crappie (speckled perch) anglers fishing the sunken barge at the center bombing target and Willow Cove on the east shore. These cool waters should also bring more success to striper anglers, especially near the bombing targets and the jetties.
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Lake County, Florida
Western county line. In the 1840s, Capt. Melton Haynes trekked through Central Florida to settle in the heart of Lake County. Lake County is known for its diverse landscape and terrain ranging from 0 to 315 feet above sea level. With rolling hills dotted by orange groves in the south to the pristine flora of 'Old Florida' in the north, the striking physical beauty of Lake County has captured the hearts and imagination of many. With an array of dynamic features that includes more than 500 lakes and rivers
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Access to National Forest Wildcat Lake Recreation Area
South side of highway.
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Access to community of Astor Park, Florida

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Access to Campground
North side of highway.
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Astor Park Cutoff Road
Access to Alexandor Springs Recreation Area. Large campground with numerous sites, each with plenty of room to spread out. Beautiful beach with swimming and SCUBA diving (one of the top SCUBA diving springs in the state). Site also features a one of the states top canoe runs, complete with canoe rentals and van rides for the return trip. Alexander Spring Run flows east trending approximately 8 river miles (13 km) until reaching the St. Johns River.
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Junction of National Forest Roadway # 445a
South side of highway.
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Ocala National Forest
Eastern boundary.
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Community of Astor, Florida
Community of Astor, Florida
Welcome to the Astor, located not far from the area's attractions such as Daytona Beach and Orlando. 'The Jewel of the St. John's River' Nestled among the trees of the Ocala National Forest and bordered by the St. Johns River on the east.
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Point of Information - Photo - looking south at the St. John's River
Point of Information - Photo - looking south at the St. John's River
Crossing the St. John's River
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Volusia County, Florida
Western County Line. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, their 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches are a world class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach. The scenic St. Johns River, famed for its bass fishing, links magnificent parks with wildlife preserves along the County's western border. True Southern charm can be found in DeLand, the County seat. This unique city features an award-winning downtown filled with antique shops and quaint restaurants, surrounded by stately historic homes and buildings.
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Lake George State Forest
Western boundary. Lake George State Forest is made up of three tracts of land which total 19,610 acres. This diverse forest is primarily comprised of slash pine, longleaf pine, bottomland hardwoods, and interspersed cypress and bay depressions. Lake George State Forest offers many recreation opportunities. Bluffton Recreation Area is located on the St. Johns River and offers fishing, picnicking, and a 3/4 mile interperative nature trail. While there is no boat ramp available, canoes and small jon boats may be launched from the bank. Fishing is also available at Jenkins Pond.
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Lake George State Forest
Eastern boundary.
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Junction of highway # 17
Community of Barberville, Florida. South to communities of DeLeon Springs, Florida, DeLand, Deltona, South to DeLeon Springs State Recreation Area. De Leon Springs State Park provides access to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, where canoeists can explore 18,000 acres of lakes, creeks and marshes. Canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals are available in the park throughout the year. The De Leon Springs State Park is contiguous to the Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge area is easily accessed by water and provides excellent birding and fishing opportunities. Paddleboats can be rented by the half hour and hour. Canoes and kayaks are available. DeLeon Springs offers a half mile paved nature trail which is also accessible. This trail wander through a flood plain hammock with many hardwoods, pine and undergrowth scrubs native to this area. Various wildlife may be seen also.
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Junction of highway # 17
Services fuel, gas diesel, north of highway. North to communities of Pierson, Seville, Crescent City. North to Crescent Lake Recreation Area. This 15,960-acre lake is a tributary of the St. Johns River. Public access to Crescent Lake can be obtained on the west shore off of Highway 17 in Crescent City.
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View from highway
Driving east.
Driving east.
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Junction of highway # 11
South to community of DeLand, Florida. North to communities of Cody's Corner, Florida, Bunnell, Florida, Painters Hill, Florida, Beverly Beach, Florida. Flagler Beach, Florida.
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Ormond Beach
Western city limits. Welcome to the City of Ormond Beach, on Central Florida's magnificent east coast. For more than 120 years, Ormond Beach has been known as an outstanding place to live. In fact, when legendary financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Sr. sent his advisors across the nation to find the best place to live and work, they chose Ormond Beach.
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Tymder Creek Road

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Junction of Interstate Highway # 95 south
Junction of Interstate  Highway # 95 south
South to Cities of Daytona Beach, Florida, Point Orange, Florida, Vero Beach, Florida, Miami, Florida.
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Junction of Interstate Highway # 95 north
North to cities of St. Augustine, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. North to Anastasia State Recreation Area. Anastasia State Park has a 139 site campground that is equipped for both tent campers and RVers. Each site has a picnic table, an in-ground grill, fire ring and water. All sites are equipped with electricity, if needed. None of the sites have sewer hookups, but there is a dump station located in the campground, as well as dumpsters for your household trash. For your convenience, there are two public telephones in the park; one is located in the camping area and one at the picnic area. Each of the sites is located in a shady hardwood hammock, away from the blowing sand and salt spray of the beach. However, most sites are within walking distance to the beach.
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Junction of County roadway # 4009
South side of highway. Services fuel at highway south side.
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Seminole Drive

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Junction of County roadway # 483

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Junction of highway # 5a

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Junction of highway # 1
Junction of highway # 1
South to Holly Hill, Florida, South Daytona, Florida. Port Orange, Florida.
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Beach Street

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Point of Information
Point of Information
Crossing The Halifax River Intracoastal Waterway.
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View from highway
Crossing the Halifax River Intracoastal Waterway, looking south at the waterway.
Crossing the Halifax River Intracoastal Waterway, looking south at the waterway.
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Junction of Roadway S R A 1a
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Inter-coastal Waterway, this 144-acre park offers coastal camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and nature study. The Park has 34 campsites that directly overlook the Atlantic Ocean. All sites have electricity (30amp), water, picnic tables, ground grills, and NO SHADE. The campground has a bathhouse with hot showers and modern conveniences and an RV dump station.
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View of beach area at Flaglers Beach, Florida
View of beach area  at Flaglers Beach, Florida
Side trip north to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flaglers Beach
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View of beach area at Flaglers Beach
View of beach area  at Flaglers Beach
Side trip north to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flaglers Beach
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View of beach campground area at Flaglers Beach, Florida
View of beach campground  area at Flaglers Beach, Florida
Side trip north to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flaglers Beach, Florida.
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START / FINISH of HIGHWAY TRAVEL GUIDE - Se
For continuance of highway travel south via U.S.highway # 1 see Milebymile.com - Florida U.S. Highway #1 Florida Road Map Travel Guide City of Daytona to Port Lucie.

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