Old Florida can still be found around this neck of the woods. While Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches most often conjures up thoughts of warm sand, fluttering palm trees, and blue water, it’s what you’ll find west of the shoreline that’ll bring you back in time. Ancient trees dripping with moss, rustic campsites, quiet fishing holes, and no-frills restaurants serving down-home favorites still thrive in this part of Flagler County.

An Outdoorsman’s (and Woman’s) Delight

Hunt, fish, or ride—you can do it all, right here in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Drop a line in the dark waters at Haw Creek Preserve – Russel Landing and reel in bass, catfish, and speck. Bring a kayak along to explore everything beyond the boardwalk. At 2K Ranch, saddle up for a horseback ride across lush, wooded acres. Or book a guided hunt with the professionals at Double C Ranch, where you can set your sights on alligator, turkey, and wild hog at various times of year. Discover even more outdoor things to do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

 

Ring the Dinner Bell

Tuck in that napkin—it’s time to dig into some tasty eats. You’ll find Florida Cracker-style favorites at Bull Creek Fish Camp. Hearty fish sandwiches, platters of shrimp and grits, and juicy burgers are all waiting to be enjoyed. Between the good grub and the peaceful creek views, it’s a must for anyone who wants to enjoy classic Old Florida. Or stop at the Chicken Pantry in Bunnell for some of the most crispy, succulent fried chicken around. Equally delicious are the sides: black-eyed peas, fried okra, turnip greens and more. At Southern Table, country fried steak, meatloaf, and wild caught catfish will put Mama’s to shame. No matter where you choose to pull up a chair, you’ll leave with a full belly and happy heart.

 

Set Up Camp

Rolling into town in an RV? Set up at the Pine and Palm RV Park, with 30/50 amp full hook-up sites and complimentary Wi-Fi. Or park it at the serene Bull Creek Campground. This remote spot features 25 campsites, which can be booked via the Flagler County website. Select RV camping on the left-hand side of the page to view availability at Bull Creek.

 

If you prefer pitching a tent, you can set up camp at Pine and Palm RV Park for a fee. Additional Flagler County camping and RV spots can be found throughout the county, including Princess Place Preserve, Bulow Plantation RV Resort, and Holiday Travel Park. Take a peek at the complete list of some of the best places to camp in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, here.