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“Great Place to see Old Florida”

Highland Park Fish Camp
Ranked #8 of 78 things to do in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Highland Park Fish Camp in Deland, Florida is proudly frozen in time – it’s the way “old Florida” used to be, before theme parks arrived on the landscape. In 2012, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of the family owned fish camp, where the largemouth bass are biting year round. This rustic destination has updated conveniences over the years, but nature has been preserved. Highland Park Fish Camp is an authentic haven carved out of the wilderness and the perfect place for the fisherman, the family that loves camping and the nature lover
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place to see Old Florida”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

I publish a magazine, Marshrider Magazine, and am always on the lookout for Old Florida
locations. I live in Tallahassee. I had heard of Highland Park
Fish Camp and traveled down there for a couple of days to get
material for articles.

The staff went out of their way to tell me neat places for photos
and went with me to explain some of the uses of water plants
such as the Spatterdock Lily. They could not have been more

I stayed in one of the cabins, sat on the screened in front
porch in the rocking chair and thoroughly enjoyed an evening
in the woods.

It was great to see local folks bring their kids out to the fishing pond
to catch and release fish from the stocked pond.

I would recommend this experience and Highland Park Fish Camp
to families, couples or anyone. Old Florida is vanishing before our
eyes and this is one of the few places left to immerse yourself in
that long-ago world.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Bonnie H
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English first
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We love the camp”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We love country life and rustic atmosphere. Our kids and grand kids love fishing in the pond, the wild life such as bear, alligator ,turkey, deer, fox and owls that watch you watch them. Most of all we love being treated like family and helped when it is needed.

Visited November 2012
3 Thank Psmac
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a great place for a family outing!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I had some free time recently and wanted to go on the St. Johns river and had heard about
Highland Park Fish Camp.I attebded Stetson University so I was
familiar with Deland, Fl. THe camp is located in a still-undisturbed rural part
of the area surrounding Deland and it was neat to drive down a dirt road
to get there.

The staff were just great, helpful in getting mypontoon boat set up, told
me neat places to go see a wide variety of native Florida plants as well as
birds. They made me feel like I was family coming back for a visit.

This camp is located in "old Florida" setting and has a great free fishing hole
for folks to try their hand at catching a bass or other fresh water fish. It was
so much fun to see families showing their young children how to fish. Because
the pond is stocked, the children got to feel the tug of the fish on the hook as
well as see the fish as it was reeled in. It's a catch and release pond so they
learned a valuable lesson at the same time.

I would recommend this fish camp to anyone. They have great cabins, the scenery
is some of the prettiest I've seen in a long time.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Bonnie B
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful get away!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This camp is very relaxing and an excellent get away with the family. The campsite includes a stocked pond, cabins, cookout areas, boat launch, campground, and places to keep your boat! The prices are reasonable and the trip in general was great. I was very impressed with highland and I will definitely be going back.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Elizabethburns
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome weekend with Friends!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

I went down with a group of friends for the weekend. This was my first time visiting Highland Park Fish camp, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Needless to say we all had great time! We stayed in one of the cabins, it was very clean and spacious. We also took a guided fish tour speck fishing our Captain(Tom) was awesome an put us right on the fish. The entire weekend was fun and everybody enjoyed themselves thoroughly. We are all looking forward to our next visit to Highland Park Fish camp.
Many thanks to the Rawlins family for a very memorable weekend!


Visited November 2012
2 Thank Walter D
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