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Located on the beautiful Santa Fe River, Ellie Ray's has beautiful campgrounds, full RV hookups, cabins and houses available for rental. At Ellie Ray's your next Day-Cation is just a click away.

About The Resort

Sitting on the spring fed, Santa Fe River, in North Central Florida, you can Kayak, fish, get a good tan, whatever your flavor, its here because you are on DAY-CATION when you are at Ellie Ray's!

Our family's NUMBER ONE RULE is always to HAVE FUN! Here at Ellie Ray's, we want to share the moments in which you come and let your hair down, get too much sun, laugh too hard and get caught boogying to your favorite song.

Ellie Ray's has something for the ENTIRE Family! Camping, Freshwater Springs, and a LIVE MUSIC venue and restaurant right on the Santa Fe River, it just doesn't get any better than that! Come spend your Day-Cation with us out here in Branford, FL!




About The River

The Santa Fe River is a 75-mile river in northern Florida. The watershed of the river is approximately 1,380 square miles and spreads across southern Columbia, southern Suwannee, western Bradford, far southern Baker, Union, northern and eastern Gilchrist, and northern Alachua counties. The headwaters of the river are Lake Santa Fe, near Keystone Heights. The Santa Fe River is usually a slow-flowing river. This slow speed, combined with the abundant leaf-drop from nearby trees, especially Bald Cypress, leads to a very dark-brown river due to dissolved tannins.

Springs like Gilchrist Blue, Ginnie, Hornsby, Lily, Poe, and Rum Island springs are located at the banks of the river, mostly downstream of the river's reappearance above ground level. The water temperature near the numerous springs is always around 72°F. The area is sparsely populated compared to the rest of Florida, there have been sightings of animals like the black bear, bobcat, the rare Florida panther and due to the near-constant water temperatures along many portions of the river, manatees. As with many rivers in Florida, plant and animal fossil remnants are plentiful along the Santa Fe.

What will your next adventure be at Ellie Ray's!? Here is some of the fun you can have with us here:



Known as the Spring capital of the world, come see why! So much to see and do here at Ellie Ray's!


Bring your own boat and drop in, or rent one of out pontoon boats!


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Crystal clear spring water makes for an amazing adventure in the water here at Ellie Ray's!

More Fun to Have...

We have a beautiful pool & hot tub, Full Hookups, 30-50 Amp service, pull through lots, picnic tables, Free Wi-Fi, secured parking, bathroom and showers, laundry service, water filtration system, non-ethanol fillup, kids playground, basketball and volleyball courts, golf hole with 3 tee boxes, cabin rentals and primitive camping.

Sturge's at Ellie Ray's is our lounge. We host all kinds of concerts, live music, karaoke, themed nights, and parties all year long! Sturge's is the place to be on the Santa Fe River.

Pets are welcome, but we reserve the right to refuse aggressive breeds. Pets are always to be leashed, and if they poop, you scoop. Continual barking is not permitted, and vaccination certificates must be filed in office. Pets are also not allowed in pool area, cabins or house rentals.



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