June 1, 2020


Poole Realty is proud to serve Columbia County. The natural beauty that surrounds you in Columbia County is breathtaking! Here, the unusual karst topography and the Florida Aquifer combine with ample rainfall to create the largest number of freshwater springs in the world! In Columbia County you can take in the natural beauty of northern Florida at one of these many gorgeous sites:

  • Big Shoals State Park - the largest whitewater rapids in Florida.
  • Falling Creek Falls - a spectacular root-beer-colored cascade, which plummets more than 10 feet over a deep lip of limestone and flows away over limestone boulders at the bottom of a ravine.
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park - The crystal-clear spring-fed waters of the Ichetucknee River offer visitors an opportunity to “float the Ichetuck” in a rented inner tube. Floating the Ichetuck is a popular activity for young and old and is especially refreshing on a hot summer day.
  • O’leno and River Rise State Parks - At O’leno, the Santa Fe River disappears into a large sinkhole. The river returns to the surface just a few miles away at River Rise. The land area between the two parks is known as the “Natural Bridge.” The Natural Bridge was just about the only way early Florida settlers had to travel north and south without having to pay a ferryman to cross a river. Today, paddling and fishing are popular activities on both the Santa Fe and Suwannee Rivers.

Lake City, the largest town in Columbia County, features a one-mile walking path around Lake DeSoto as well as several breweries and restaurants. Young children especially will enjoy feeding the ducks which are found along the lake shore. Lake City is home to a number of festivals, including Olustee Festival, in mid-February a Beer and Wine Festival in late March and the Alligator Lake Spring Festival which celebrates native flora and fauna.

Let Poole Realty help you find a perfect home with access to these gorgeous natural locations.

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