The surrounding area has much to offer the visitor, whether you prefer exploring local parks and lakes, or want to add some culture to your trip. Polk County is famous for its 45 freshwater lakes, where visitors can enjoy all kinds of water recreation, including fishing, swimming, and skiing. There are opportunities for backcountry bird watching, hiking, biking, taking invigorating walks, and more. Hammondell Campsites is within minutes of Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, the Bok Tower Botanical Gardens, and the Fantasy of Flight Museum. You'll find Eagle Ridge Mall nearby offering an arcade, indoor mini golf, bowling, cinema, and of course, excellent shopping and dining. Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and SeaWorld are within an hour's drive. You'll find everything under the Florida sun, except for crowds and lines.