Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainesville

4.9
#7 of 10 in Parks in Gainesville
Founded by Christine and Barry Janks who donate their time and land to the animals. There are no paid administration employees. 100% of all donations goes directly to animal care, food and housing.
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  • September 5, 2017
    If you are in and around the Gainesville Florida area please make sure to stop by Carson springs for an unforgettable wildlife tour. You will need to call ahead to make reservations but you will see s...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    My husband and I visit this place on September 2nd 2017 wonderful place to see animals are well cared for and loved tour guide very knowledgeable plan on going back again  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    A true animal refuge love this place. Clean large enclosures with well taken care of animals. Definetly worth a visit.  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    I was really pleased​ with the size and all the animals they have there. They keep the animals clean and they look well taken care of. We spend the whole morning there. Bring your own lunch if you plan to eat there, they sell drinks but no food.
  • May 22, 2017
    Informative, fun tour led by knowledgeable staff. The animals are healthy and well cared for. Donations go directly to animal care; this is a very reputable foundation. Worthy of a visit, great for adults and children. Carson Springs is one of Gainesville's hidden gems.
  • March 11, 2017
    Our family greatly enjoyed our tour of the refuge. The tour was on foot, and we were able to get very close to many of the rescued animals. The whole setup was very accommodating of small children, allowing them to have a unique animal experience while safely separated by the enclosures and the fences around the viewing areas. The staff was friendly and the owners were even on hand, greeting and interacting with visitors. Be careful of the directions provided by GPS navigation systems; ours led us to a locked gate on a dirt road. The actual entrance is on the main road, has a sign, and an automatic gate. Use he directions on the website. Drive slowly and follow the signs once through the gate.
  • April 9, 2017
    What a hidden gem! I brought a group of 20-30 adults and toddle's and we had the best time!!! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
  • May 12, 2017
    Carson Springs is a beautiful, large facility. The staff is very knowledgeable and well spoken, and the animals are healthy!

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