Located in the Northeast about an hour’s drive from Jacksonville; Tampa and Orlando; you will find the beautiful small town of Crescent City. Crescent City’s old Southern charm and history are what visitors and residents admire most about it. Rich Northern vacationers settled here in the mid 19th century; and the affluence of the North became apparent in their elegant architecture; which was preserved and is still present. Putnam County offers visitors an abundance of opportunities to experience the real Florida vacation. The St. Johns River; Rodman Reservoir; Ocklawaha River and hundreds of lakes are ideal for all types of water recreation. Sailing and water skiing are both exciting water sports for everyone. Crescent City is known as the Bass Capital of the World. You will enjoy fishing and boating here. Several small fish camps and motels sit on the shoreline of Crescent Lake; where visitors can book rooms that overlook the lake; or arrange for fishing guides and receive touring information. The Ravine State Gardens is a natural spring that feeds into the St. Johns River. It features a 189-acre ravine that drops as much as 100 feet. In February and March the park is filled with thousands of blooming Azaleas and Camellias. The Ravine State Gardens is a beautiful place to enjoy your day. Visitors come to attend Crescent City’s numerous seasonal festivals and events; which include the Azalea Festival; Catfish Festival; Blue Crab Festival; Blueberry Festival and the Grape Festival. In the heart of town there are antique stores and many shops to explore. The quaint restaurants and inns are enjoyable places to relax and spend some leisure time. Plan your next visit to Crescent City!