Getaways: Bienville Plantation

It may be just the heat, or perhaps the plentiful fishing, but summer always reminds me of the South. For that reason, I decided we all should Getaway to a true Southern gem today and discover one of Florida’s most beloved fishing resorts. Keep reading to learn more about the Bienville Plantation, known for hosting fishing legends and true Southern hospitality.

Located in White Springs, Florida, on beautiful Lake Purvis, the Bienville Plantation has long been known as one of the country’s premiere fishing and hunting resorts, and has accommodated everyone from weekend anglers to corporate retreats and professional anglers alike.

Speaking of accommodations, the Bienville Plantation’s guest lodges are some of the most relaxing and comfortable around. Each of the resort’s five guest lodges contains two double beds and its own private bathroom. Furthermore, the lodges are updated each year. Each lodge has a great room with telephone, hardwood pine floors, wood burning fireplace, satellite television, full kitchen, and WiFi. Also, the lodges each have screened-in porches that offer spectacular views of the lake. Two of the lodges have been outfitted to accommodate small meetings, while larger meetings (between 30 and 50 people) can be hosted in the Main Lodge.

Bienville also offers dining of the highest quality that specializes in true southern cooking. A place to relax after a long day on the water, the resort’s dining room is available to guests looking for a hearty meal, and even offers a great southern buffet for large groups. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served warm and are sure to start your day on the right foot.

Fishing is what Bienville is known for, and the resort provides its guests with access to thousands of acres of waters that yield trophy bass, crappie, and bluegill consistently. If guests are without their own watercraft, there are several guides on staff that can take you on a tour of the waters and put you on the fish. These guides are professionals and will gladly share their knowledge and secrets as they guide you through lakes that have been known to produce crappie over two pounds, and bass in the 10-15-pound range.

A favorite Getaway for anglers—professional and amateur, alike—as well as groups looking for a relaxing, yet accommodating place to host an engaging weekend retreat, the Bienville Plantation is a Southern treasure that anyone looking for a great bass fishing trip shouldn’t miss out on.

For more information on the Bienville Plantation, including rates and accommodations, visit, or contact the resort directly at 386-397-1989.