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There is so much to do at Port Cove Resort and even more just minutes out! We have highlighted some of the best spots along the St. Johns River for you to get the most of your camping experience. Go adventure!



Putnam County is quickly becoming known as the “Trail Hub” of Northeast Florida. The trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from west of US 17 in Palatka to State Road 238 in Lake Butler, as it runs along the former Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way through Putnam, Clay, Bradford and Union counties.

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Idle Awhile

Located on the St. John’s River at the mouth of Lake George, we offer stunning sunset views with easy access to the river.  It is the perfect location to relax at a place that will give you that Old Florida feel.  

We are all about the freshest food, a great atmosphere, and good friends. Come visit us and experience our restaurant and bar. 

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Experience Real Florida Fishing

Putnam County is home to 3 of the "Top 10" bass fisheries in Florida - the St. Johns River, Crescent Lake and Rodman Reservoir.

There are many fishing options around Port Cove! Crescent City calls itself the ‘Bass Capital of the World’, and Palatka hosts fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Fish right off the dock at Port Cove and you’re likely to catch crappie, bluegill, catfish, bass, and even an occasional freshwater stingray.


Yard Art Emporium

An oddity off FL-40, you can’t miss it driving by. Look for the metal T-Rex next to the Eiffel Tower. With 3 acres of metal statuary, this local shop has something for everyone. From Mexican pottery, to recycled aluminum yard art, to local honey, it’s a bit of everything!


Silver Glen Springs

With its own marina, Port Cove can host boats up to 55’ boats, or pontoon sized under their boathouse. Don’t have your own? There are plenty of spots to rent one nearby.
The St. Johns River begs to be explored, and one the best places to visit from Port Cove is Silver Glen Springs. Located in the Ocala National Forest, it’s an hour drive, or 15-45 minutes by boat! Boating across Lake George is more enjoyable than the drive anyway.



Plenty of conservation areas and state parks to see! Check out the "Learn More" button to see when hunting seasons are open and how to acquire a hunting license.


History & Heritage

Looking to learn more about the area? There are plenty of museums and tours to help you enrich your knowledge. Check out the link for some of the top places to go.

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Arts & Culture

Palatka, Florida has over 30 murals depicting the historical, cultural, and natural riches of Palatka and Putnam County.  These larger-than-life pictorial renderings are mostly projects of the Conlee-Snyder Mural Committee, Inc.

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