Get off the beaten path at Port Cove RV Resort
Looking for something to do that the whole family can enjoy? Come experience all that our area has to offer! Get outside and explore Welaka State Forest with its scenic hiking trails, or take a dip in two of Florida’s crystal-clear springs. Don’t forget about fishing and boating on the stunning St Johns River! Create memories that will last a lifetime while making Port Cove RV Resort your headquarters in Georgetown, Florida.
Welaka State Forest
Escape to the picturesque Welaka State Forest for a fun-filled adventure! Bring your family and furry friends for an enjoyable hike surrounded by towering pine trees. Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in crystal clear natural spring water – perfect for nature lovers of all ages.
Local Hiking Trails
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. Discover Hiking trails near Palaka here.
Silver Glen Springs Recreational Park
Hop on board and get ready for a fun family adventure! Take a short boat ride from Port Cove RV Resort to Silver Glen Springs where you can swim or snorkel in the lush spring basin surrounded by natural beauty. Bring your picnic baskets as there’s plenty of space at inviting tables along this popular spot. See manatees, crabs, turtles and more at this popular Florida Spring.
St John’s River
Spend a fun day on the St Johns River with your family! Go fishing, boating or simply explore – whatever you do will make for an enjoyable and memorable family outing. At Port Cove RV resort, launch your boat and take advantage of our affordable boat slip rentals.
St John’s River Fishing
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.
Local Art & Culture in Palatka
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. Check out local Palatka cultural attractions.
Local Restaurants Lot's of Local Restaurants to Choose From
Within walking distance from Port Cove RV resort is a full service Restaurant and Bar! Enjoy stunning views of St John’s River while having Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Idle Awhile River Resort. They are the perfect neighbors for hungry campers.
Bobby G’s River Pub
Just a few minutes from Port Cove, Bobby G’s has great pizza and pasta, plus burgers and BBQ.
They’re also the only restaurant in the area to offer delivery! Their pizza is excellent, so be sure
to check out this hidden gem.
Shrimp’ R US
Located in Welaka, Shrimp ‘R Us serves traditional southern favorites, like fried catfish, collard
greens, sweet potatoes and more. It’s very reasonably priced. Be sure to order the seafood platter to try shrimp, crab cakes and fresh local fish. They also have an outdoor bar, serving up the strongest drinks I’ve had in a while!
Day Trips Explore Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach & St Augustine
If people-watching, party beaches or Nascar is more your style, Daytona Beach is about a 90-minute drive from Port Cove. This town needs no introduction!
Visit the Famous Daytona Beach
The beach is expansive, wide enough for beachgoers and the traffic lanes at its edge. It’s a see-and-be-seen spot but offers everything from fine dining to hot dog stands. Parking can be limited and expensive, but arrive early and look for a spot in the city garage or a couple blocks back in the Seabreeze Historic District.
Daytona Beach Shores
A bit further south, Daytona Beach Shores offers the same wide, beautiful beach, but with
fewer crowds and free public lots.
Visit Historical St Augustine
St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the country. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it’s bursting with history. If you only have time for one day trip, this is our
recommendation. It’s the most European city you’ll find in the US, and it’s full of trendy restaurants, quirky shops, old Florida charm, and 500 years of history!
Must See in St Augustine
A few must-see St Augustine attractions include the Castillo de San Marco (the old Spanish fort), St. George Street (the heart of the Old City), a number of museums, from the Pirate Museum to the Lightner Museum,
and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
Flagler Beach and Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park
At just an hour away, this is the perfect beach day getaway! Flagler Beach is a quiet, relaxed town along the A1A. It boasts a long beach, popular for surfing and body boarding, a fishing
pier, a few boutique shops, and plenty of beachy bars and restaurants.
Visit a Local Beach
At many Florida beaches, it’s a fight for a parking spot, and then a fight for a beach spot. Flagler is a local’s beach, great for its relaxed atmosphere, but it doesn’t lack for dining or hangout options.
Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park
Just a few minutes away, visit the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. The impressive ruins of a sugar mill plantation burned in 1836 during the Seminole War, speak of a long-gone era. Visitors can park at the picnic pavilion and bathrooms to hike a short trail to the ruins, or drive right down to them.