The North Florida Region is an area that overflows with hospitality, striking historical landmarks, sparkling lakes, and managed wildlife areas.
Bradford County is known locally for having the "Sweetest Strawberries this side of heaven." The beautiful lakes around Keystone Heights and Melrose make for a must-stop destination.
When traveling the highway and looking for quaint areas with hometown appeal, you must visit Union County and the City of Hawthorne. With its strategic location and pleasant climate, visitors are discovering what residents have always known ... the North Florida region has it all.
Starke has been the location of several Hollywood films. G.I. Jane, which starred Demi Moore and was filmed east of Starke on Camp Blanding National Guard Reservation; Joel Schumacher's film Tigerland, starring Colin Farrell; Basic starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta; and What's Love Got To Do With It.
In addition, the Fox Broadcasting Company reality TV show "Boot Camp" was filmed near Starke, as were portions of the BBC mini-series The State Within.