New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange Florida RV Parks

New Smyrna Beach occupies a notable place in history as the site of the largest single attempt at colonial settlement in what is now the United States. Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish physician and entrepreneur, obtained a grant of land from the British Crown. In 1768 he established a colony of 1,225 immigrants on the coastal plantations at New Smyrna, with a view toward the commercial production of such crops as corn, indigo, rice, hemp, and cotton. The land that the Turnbull colonists settled is located along the west bank of the Indian River, opposite one of coastal east Florida's relatively few inlets.

For some 10,000 years before the arrival of the Europeans, Native Americans inhabited the area, initially on a nomadic basis and later in more sedentary camps and villages. Until the early twentieth century, the coastline was strewn with mounds of ancient refuse that testified to the presence of the Indians. Most of the mounds were destroyed, the shell used for roads and building construction material. However, much evidence of prehistoric habitation remains hidden under ground and water within the corporate limits of New Smyrna Beach and beyond.

Just north of Daytona Beach along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Ormond Beach offers a first-class resort experience without sacrificing its small-town grace. One of its earliest settlers was millionaire John. D. Rockefeller, and Ormond Beach still provides visitors with elegant relaxation – though, now, it also allows easy access to busier nearby destinations such as next-door neighbor Daytona Beach or, just more than an hour away, Orlando. Bordered by the Halifax River on the west, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and home to numerous rivers, lakes and springs, Ormond Beach is an ideal location for a myriad of water activities. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of cultural and recreational events offered throughout the year – and the pleasures of its historic downtown Main Street.

Planned by choice, not by chance, Port Orange blends beauty and opportunity within its 28 square miles. From its tree-lined streets to its parks, this community is the pride of Volusia County.

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Daytona Lagoon
Daytona Lagoon
Your year-round family fun center with a large number of attractions that are safe and fun for the whole family!
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Walk inside and step back in time. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today!

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