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In the Bayard Conservation Area/John P. Hall Nature Preserve -- close to Green Cove Springs, FL:

To find numerous accommodations in the Green Cove Springs/Clay County area -- click here.

 

In the Guana Reserve area:

Vilano Beach Motel/Magic Beach Motel -- at Vilano Beach, St Augustine, FL 32086 - ph. 904-829-2651. Least expensive = very unusual, so you should see their web site.... About 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve. See www.VilanoBeachMotel.com for more info.

Ocean Sands Inn -- 3465 Coastal Highway A1A North, Vilano Beach, FL 32084 - ph. (904) 824-1112
1 (800) 609-0888 -- E-mail: osinn@aug.com.  Inexpensive and about 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve. See www.OceanSandsInn.com for more info.

Ocean Blue II Motel -- 2701 Anahma Drive, Vilano Beach, St Augustine, FL 32086 -- ph. 1-866-877-9297 or 904-819-5555. Ask for Terry to get a discount on room rate for Saturday and Sunday night, when you mention taking part in The BEAR Adventure Race over Labor Day weekend. About 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve. See www.oceanblueii.com for more info.

Ocean Blue Motel -- 10 Vilano Rd., St Augustine, FL 32086 -- 1-888-206-5423. About 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve. See www.OceanBlueatvilano.com for more info.

Casa del Mar Inn & Suites -- 95 Vilano Rd., Vilano Beach/St Augustine, FL 32086 -- Ph. 866-484-5266. About 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve.  See www.casadelmaroceanside.com for more info.

Hilton Garden Inn & Suites - Ponte Vedra Beach - 45 PGA Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082 -- ph. (904) 280-1661 - about 13 miles from Guana Reserve. See www.jacksonvillepontevedra.gardeninn.com 

The Comfort Inn Oceanfront Hotel, located at 1515 North First Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Ph.  800/654-8776.  About 22 miles from Guana Reserve. Guests are responsible for their own payment; plan to obtain a confirmation. This family-oriented hotel is directly on the beach and has a great pool with waterfall. Plan to stay for a few days, if possible. You can find more information about the hotel at www.ComfortInnJaxBeach.com

CAMPING: North Beach Camp Resort, 4125 Coastal Hwy A1A, St Augustine - (904) 824-1806 - just north of Vilano Beach, FL, about 5 miles from Guana Reserve (GTMNERR).  See www.NorthBeachCamp.com for more info.

Compare available discount rates for St. Augustine, FL hotels and motels. Plus hotel reviews, group travel reservations, and NO booking fees. See http://hotel-guides.us/florida/st-augustine-fl-hotels.html 

 

CLOSEST Hotels/Motels to Hanna Park Race Site:   Comfort Inn - Mayport (800-968-5513 at 2401 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) offers a special discount for our racers. Let them know that you are participating in our race for the best room rates. Also nearby is the Best Western (866-355-3116 at 2389 Mayport Rd., in Atlantic Beach. Both are only about a mile from Hanna Park, making these the closest lodging to the race site.  If you are in the military, you may also want to contact Naval Station Mayport about lodging.

CAMPING: There is camping at Hanna Park -- you could not get closer to the race site than to camp here.  Hanna Park has a link from the City of Jacksonville's web site at www.coj.net/fun/ .  The park has a variety of campsites, plus some primitive cabins that have electricity and are air conditioned!

Hanna Park is located at 500 Wonderwood Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32233 -- at the intersection of Mayport Road and Wonderwood Drive.  After you have selected your lodging, try using www.Mapquest.com to get good directions from your home or hotel.  You can get very specific directions at Mapquest from your home or hotel/motel to Hanna Park.  You will just need to enter your starting location and your destination (which is Hanna Park).   Once in Hanna Park, follow the instructions or signs to the BEAR race site. On Race Day, the front gate attendant at Hanna Park should also be able to give you specific directions from that point.

OTHER NEARBY Hotels/Motels: There are a variety of motels and hotels in the Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach areas, such as Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Day's Inn, Sea Turtle Inn, and Best Western. We recommend that you contact any of these chains or individual hotels via their 800 numbers to select your choice. The Sea Turtle Inn in Atlantic Beach is one of the closest, but the others in Jacksonville Beach are only a couple miles farther.

A great beach hotel is the Comfort Inn Oceanfront Hotel, located in Jacksonville Beach at 1515 North First Street. They offer special discounted rates for our adventure race participants and their companions. You may make reservations by calling 800/654-8776. Guests are responsible for their own payment plan to obtain a confirmation. This hotel is directly on the beach and has a great pool with waterfall. Plan to stay for a few days, if possible. You can find more information about the hotel at www.ComfortInnJaxBeach.com 

CLOSEST Hotels/Motels to Stephen Foster State Park Race Site: The Stephen Foster State Park camping area is usually reserved for the Suwannee Bicycle Association's Bike Fest events. To camp at the park during the SBA event, please contact Kim Frawley (phone: 904-797-7290) about accommodations in the park and whether you are in a tent or RV (and size of camper). There is an additional $8/person/night fee (to Suwannee Bicycle Assn.) to camp at the State Park.

If you do not wish to camp at Stephen Foster State Park, there are other options in the White Springs area:

bulletSuwannee River Motel, 386-397-2822 (located at the entrance of the state park)
bulletTelford Hotel 386-397-2000
bulletAdamís House Bed and Breakfast 386-397-1915
bulletWhite Springs Bed & Breakfast, 386-397-1665
bulletStephen Foster Cabins 800-326-3521 or reserveamerica.com
bulletSuwannee Valley Campground, camping & cabins 386-397-1667
bulletKellyís RV Park camping & cabins 386-397-2616
bulletHoliday Inn, 386-752-3901 (in Lake City 14 miles away)
bulletSpirit of Suwannee Cabins, 386-364-1683 (in Suwannee Springs, 15 miles away)

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