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In the Bayard Conservation Area/John P. Hall Nature Preserve area:

To find a list of 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 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:  Inexpensive and about 8.5 miles from Guana Reserve. See 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 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 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 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 

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

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 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 

In the Hanna Park area:

Comfort Inn - Mayport (800-968-5513 at 2401 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) offers special discounts to our registered racers. Let them know that you are participating in our race for the best room rates.  

Best Western Mayport Inn (866-355-3116 at 2389 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233). 

If you are in the military, you may also want to contact Naval Station Mayport about lodging.

There is also camping at Hanna Park --  Hanna Park has a link from the City of Jacksonville's web site at .  The park has a variety of campsites, plus some primitive cabins that 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 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).   

OTHER NEARBY Hotels/Motels: There are a variety of motels and hotels in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach,  St Augustine, 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. 

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