Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Hawthorne

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located on the former homestead of Pulitzer Prize-winning Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953). A National Historic Landmark, it is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.

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  • I visited the house about 30 yrs ago and have been wanting to return for a while, so a friend and I made a day trip to Cross Creek and Micanopy. Guided tours are given at certain times and take.....  more
    I visited the house about 30 yrs ago and have been wanting to return for a while, so a friend and I made a day trip to Cross Creek and Micanopy. Guided tours are given at certain times and take.....  more »
  • In our search for "Old Florida," we designed a two day, one-night trip to Cross Creek. The home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (MKR) was the focal point; we explored three other small towns (Micanopy.....  more
    In our search for "Old Florida," we designed a two day, one-night trip to Cross Creek. The home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (MKR) was the focal point; we explored three other small towns (Micanopy.....  more »
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  • What's great: Lovely natural waters. Real Florida, near by restaurant "The Yearling" Adequate parking and picnic tables. Concrete boat launch. Plenty of wildlife. Now what's "Not so great", No bathrooms or out houses! There's a lot of larger boat traffic. Because of this the water at the boat launch water is filthy. Be careful for fishing line and fishing lures. I came back from kayaking with a lure stuck in my armpit. There's a lot of lures and fishing line floating in the water and stuck in the trees, which is dangerous too wildlife.
  • This is a great day trip. We took our time and enjoyed the whole area. Nice walking trails all level and in the shade; nice surprise. Tours were available and needed to go into the house. $3 per group in one vehicle to enter park. Honor box to pay the fee; correct change is needed. The farmhouse tour fee is $3 per adult and $2 per child. Hours 9 to 5. It is perfect for kids and all accessible for any age. Plenty of benches and picnic tables. Great restaurant “The Yearling” just up the road well worth the stop.

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