City of Lake City, Florida

Lake City is a city in Columbia County, Florida. The site of Lake City is rich with history. It started out as a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka or Hvlpvtv Tvlofv, meaning "Alligator Village". In 1859, Lake City was incorporated and changed to its current name. The Battle of Olustee also occurred in Lake City during the American Civil War, In honor of those who died on both sides of the war, a festival called the Olustee Battle Festival is hosted each year. During this festival a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee and a Miss Olustee pageant take place.

A true Florida gem, Falling Creek Falls features a 10-foot waterfall and flows under Falling Creek Road through a deep ravine before going underground. The park is a featured recreation site with picnic tables, a boardwalk to the falls, and a historic building. Visitors may enjoy hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Falling Creek Falls

Olustee Battle Field Historic State Park is the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle that took place in 1864. Olustee Battle Field has a visitor center that contains historical information and artifacts about the war and the site. A reenactment is held every February at the park. Visitors can relax at the picnic pavillion or take a walk along a mile long trail that has signs describing the events of the battle.

Olustee Battle Field Historic State Park