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Driving directions from north & west

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Directions from I-4, Debary, Deltona, Orange City, DeLand, Daytona, New Smyrna areas northwest or north of Osteen

1835 Oak Haven Plantation Road, Osteen 32764-8872
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Please download or print out directions to take along with you. Cell phone reception is spotty in the area, and best on AT&T. 


Two places map programs may get it wrong for our location

  • About a block  after you enter the Saddle Creek dirt-road, at curve to stay on Saddle Creek Farms Road to the left. Most programs have right map but some say to turn the wrong way
  • Hit the  “DETOUR” by road button in any program that tries to send you down BOY SCOUT CAMP ROAD (IMPASSABLE SUGAR SAND, USUALLY FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ONLY) {Yes, we know all caps is yelling, but this is very important, so just think of it an urgently raised-voice kind-intentions reminder.}

Print the portions that apply to the route you need or prefer, especially including the details after you get to our subdivision (Saddle Creek, off Pell Road) and the warning to skip Boy Scout Camp Road. Tow trucks usually won’t venture down into that section, despite the many state park signs.

 
There are No Outlet signs at both ends as you approach the impassable portions. If you are on the north end of Osteen, if you cannot see the Saddle Creek fence & mailboxes within 50 feet of that sign, you should turn around and go south on State Road 415. (Please let your map company know about the glitch if you get a chance - we keep sending messages ourselves!)


Enter our part of Osteen further south, near the biking and hiking overpass on SR415. At that No Outlet sign on Pell as you approach our subdivision you can see the Saddle Creek Farms Road street sign and mailboxes just ahead so you know to turn there before the sign that says Pavement Ends. Saddle Creek Farms Road is a safe dirt road.


It is impossible to monitor phone calls during and around class and event times because every volunteer may be involved with attending students. This makes it doubly important that you use our directions for the Osteen site.


Landmarks listed may help you since there is 1 mile of dirt road once you turn into Saddle Creek & few street signs. 


Signs are posted & paw prints painted on some of the power poles starting on Osteen-Maytown Road, to reassure you that you are headed the right way.
 

When you turn right into our subdivision, feel free to drive on whichever part of the road provides you the most comfort for most of the drive – no need to stay in lower areas for a car with low clearance. Of course avoid the drainage ditches and any drainage pipe areas.


Drive slowly, no more than 10 miles per hour, once you get to the dirt road to protect children & to avoid frightening horses & other livestock, as well as local wildlife. We regularly see deer, wild turkeys, hawks, bald eagles & more. Lower speeds also help preserve the road work done so far. In most sections, if there are any low spots, get up on the grass there and go very slowly as you watch for any new washouts.

FROM I-4: 

  • Exit 108, DeBary/Deltona city limit sign/Enterprise exit
  • East/left 8 miles on CR4162 which is called Dirksen & Deltona becomes Doyle Road as you drive toward Osteen
  • Right/south at SR415 traffic light
     

FROM Daytona/New Smyrna, Deltona, SR44, Howland Blvd.: 

  • South on SR415  (TELL GPS TO DETOUR AROUND BOY SCOUT CAMP RD)
  • A little more than 1 mile south past WalMart at Howland Blvd. & SR415
  • Continue south through Doyle/CR4162 traffic light. 


For all headed south on SR415 in Osteen:

  • Pass Skip’s Boots, Fox Head bar/lounge on right
  • Third left (tiny little blocks) onto New Smyrna Road  immediately after leaving Doyle Road/CR4162 (just before Volusia County biking/hiking overpass & fire station)
  • Immediate left on Florida Ave. which quickly becomes Osteen-Maytown Road
  • 5.6 miles east on Osteen-Maytown Road before you turn again 
  • Speed trap – 30 mph speed limit traveling eastward until you pass the golf course.

To Pell Road (5.6 miles to get there):
Pass Vat & Elizabeth roads on right, Rebel Run on left, shortly before you reach Pell


Left/north on Pell Road 4 miles

  • After two small bridges
  • Small yellow Lucas Palms sign just before turning north on Pell
  • Towards Wiregrass Prairie Reserve
  • Pass Prideaux Road, then Oakridge Farms Road on right before next turn
  • Paw prints painted on occasional power poles.

Right/east on Saddle Creek Farms Road (dirt road)

  • No Outlet yellow sign just before turn onto Saddle Creek Farms Road
  • Last side street on right before Pell pavement ends (warning sign before you hit that)
  • White fencing on either side of entrance
  • Saddle Creek Farms sign on fencing & street sign
  • Mailboxes by fence, turn in between gates


IF PAVEMENT ON PELL ROAD RUNS OUT BEFORE YOU TURN ON SADDLE CREEK YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR – TURN AROUND NOW!
 SUGAR SAND AHEAD AFTER PELL BECOMES A DIRT ROAD.

Paw print pointing right on last power pole on right before next turn before Saddle Creek. 

Short block to next turn: Left at that intersection to remain on Saddle Creek Farms Road. Some GPS programs make it sound like you should turn the wrong way at this intersection
Total of 1 mile of safe-when-slow dirt roads to our property

 
You are invited guests - ignore No Trespassing sign.
Drive 10 miles per hour or slower on 1-mile dirt road

Several turns to go on dirt roads

Very few street signs after you leave Pell

  • Right at Oak View Plantation Road where road turn right past fenced horse pasture, as you pass a two-story house on your right
  • Immediate next (first) left at Oak Haven Plantation Road
  • Second home on right 
  • Lots of dog signs on fence
  • Green-roofed storage building in back with large red paw prints
  • Driveway near center of front fence
  • Agility & obedience rings with jumps & other equipment in front fields on either side of driveway
  • Dog signs on fence 
  • Small Best Paw Forward sign next to driveway

Please park behind the house 

  • Covered area next to driveway for Basic Manners
  • PuppyLove, precision work, private sessions, orientation classes, workshops in tall white metal building

Driving directions from south of osteen

from SR 46, SR417/Greeneway, Lake Mary Blvd.:

North/northeast on Lake Mary Blvd. which becomes SR415 after you cross SR46 headed north


5.4 miles North on Lake Mary Road/SR415 after you pass SR46 

  • Over bridge near marina
  • Pass Osteen Diner on right, see Dollar General/Sunoco/Texaco on left
  • Slow down for turn where speed limit slows to 40 mph; just 2 short blocks more

Right/east – Railroad Ave.

  • first right turn lane after Osteen Diner
  • before the biking/hiking path overpass


Left/north after stop sign onto Oak, one block


Immediate first right/east onto Florida Ave/Osteen-Maytown Road/ SR4164

  • Speed trap – 30 mph speed limit traveling eastward until past golf course

 To Pell Road (5.6 miles to get there): Pass Vat & Elizabeth roads on right, Rebel Run on left, shortly before you reach Pell 


Left/north on Pell Road 4 miles

  • After two small bridges
  • Small yellow Lucas Palms sign just before turning north on Pell
  • Towards Wiregrass Prairie Reserve
  • Pass Prideaux Road, then Oakridge Farms Road on right before next turn
  • Paw prints painted on occasional power poles.  

Right/east on Saddle Creek Farms Road (dirt road)

  • No Outlet yellow sign just before turn onto Saddle Creek Farms Road
  • Last side street on right before Pell pavement ends (warning sign before you hit that)
  • White fencing on either side of entrance
  • Saddle Creek Farms sign on fencing & street sign
  • Mailboxes by fence, turn in between gates

IF PAVEMENT ON PELL ROAD RUNS OUT BEFORE YOU TURN ON SADDLE CREEK YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR – TURN AROUND NOW!  SUGAR SAND AHEAD AFTER PELL BECOMES A DIRT ROAD.Paw print pointing right on last power pole on right before next turn before Saddle Creek.   Short block to next turn: Left at that intersection to remain on Saddle Creek Farms Road. Some GPS programs make it sound like you should turn the wrong way at this intersection Total of 1 mile of safe-when-slow dirt roads to our property  You are invited guests - ignore No Trespassing sign. Drive 10 miles per hour or slower on 1-mile dirt roadSeveral turns to go on dirt roads  Very few street signs after you leave Pell

  • Right at Oak View Plantation Road where road turn right past fenced horse pasture, as you pass a two-story house on your right
  • Immediate next (first) left at Oak Haven Plantation Road
  • Second home on right 
  • Lots of dog signs on fence
  • Green-roofed storage building in back with large red paw prints
  • Driveway near center of front fence
  • Agility & obedience rings with jumps & other equipment in front fields on either side of driveway
  • Dog signs on fence 
  • Small Best Paw Forward sign next to driveway  

Please park behind the house 

  • Covered area next to driveway for Basic Manners
  • PuppyLove, precision work, private sessions, orientation classes, workshops in tall white metal building

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Directions from I-95

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From north of Osteen via I-95

From Daytona, New Smyrna Beach

  • U.S. Highway 1  south to Halifax Ave. (flashing traffic signal) in Oak Hill
  • Right/west 17 miles


Right/north on Pell Road, go 4 miles

  • Pass Prideaux Road, then Oakridge Farms Road on right before next turn
  • Paw prints painted on occasional power poles

Right/east on Saddle Creek Farms Road (dirt road)

  • No Outlet yellow sign just before turn onto Saddle Creek Farms Road
  • Last side street on right before Pell pavement ends (warning sign before you hit that)
  • White fencing on either side of entrance
  • Saddle Creek Farms sign on fencing & street sign
  • Mailboxes by fence, turn in between gates

IF PAVEMENT ON PELL ROAD RUNS OUT BEFORE YOU TURN ON SADDLE CREEK YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR – TURN AROUND NOW!  SUGAR SAND AHEAD AFTER PELL BECOMES A DIRT ROAD.Paw print pointing right on last power pole on right before next turn before Saddle Creek.   Short block to next turn: Left at that intersection to remain on Saddle Creek Farms Road. Some GPS programs make it sound like you should turn the wrong way at this intersection Total of 1 mile of safe-when-slow dirt roads to our property  You are invited guests - ignore No Trespassing sign. Drive 10 miles per hour or slower on 1-mile dirt roadSeveral turns to go on dirt roads  Very few street signs after you leave Pell

  • Right at Oak View Plantation Road where road turn right past fenced horse pasture, as you pass a two-story house on your right
  • Immediate next (first) left at Oak Haven Plantation Road
  • Second home on right 
  • Lots of dog signs on fence
  • Green-roofed storage building in back with large red paw prints
  • Driveway near center of front fence
  • Agility & obedience rings with jumps & other equipment in front fields on either side of driveway
  • Dog signs on fence 
  • Small Best Paw Forward sign next to driveway  

Please park behind the house 

  • Covered area next to driveway for Basic Manners
  • PuppyLove, precision work, private sessions, orientation classes, workshops in tall white metal building


From south of Osteen via I-95,

From Cocoa, Titusville, Merritt Island, south Florida


Exit 231 toward Oak Hill/Scottsmoor .3 miles

  • Merge onto CR-5A/Stuckway Rd. toward Oak Hill/Scottsmoor 1 mile


Left on U.S. 1, go north 6.9 miles


Left on W. Halifax Ave/.CR4164, go west about 17 miles

Right/north on Pell Road, go about 17 miles 

  • Towards Wiregrass Prairie Reserve
  • Pass Prideaux Road, then Oakridge Farms Road on right before next turn
  • Paw prints painted on occasional power poles.  

Right/east on Saddle Creek Farms Road (dirt road)

  • No Outlet yellow sign just before turn onto Saddle Creek Farms Road
  • Last side street on right before Pell pavement ends (warning sign before you hit that)
  • White fencing on either side of entrance
  • Saddle Creek Farms sign on fencing & street sign
  • Mailboxes by fence, turn in between gates

IF PAVEMENT ON PELL ROAD RUNS OUT BEFORE YOU TURN ON SADDLE CREEK YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR – TURN AROUND NOW!  SUGAR SAND AHEAD AFTER PELL BECOMES A DIRT ROAD.Paw print pointing right on last power pole on right before next turn before Saddle Creek.   Short block to next turn: Left at that intersection to remain on Saddle Creek Farms Road. Some GPS programs make it sound like you should turn the wrong way at this intersection Total of 1 mile of safe-when-slow dirt roads to our property  You are invited guests - ignore No Trespassing sign. Drive 10 miles per hour or slower on 1-mile dirt roadSeveral turns to go on dirt roads  Very few street signs after you leave Pell

  • Right at Oak View Plantation Road where road turn right past fenced horse pasture, as you pass a two-story house on your right
  • Immediate next (first) left at Oak Haven Plantation Road
  • Second home on right 
  • Lots of dog signs on fence
  • Green-roofed storage building in back with large red paw prints
  • Driveway near center of front fence
  • Agility & obedience rings with jumps & other equipment in front fields on either side of driveway
  • Dog signs on fence 
  • Small Best Paw Forward sign next to driveway  

Please park behind the house 

  • Covered area next to driveway for Basic Manners
  • PuppyLove, precision work, private sessions, orientation classes, workshops in tall white metal building