“hike, canoe, camp, enjoy!”
O'Leno State Park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river. Visitors can picnic at one of the pavilions or fish in the river for their dinner. Canoes and bicycles are available for rent. While hiking the nature trails, visitors can look for wildlife and enjoy the beauty of native plants. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. Located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.
O' Leno State Park is a great place for walking and relaxing. Although the ticks were everywhere, it felt good to have protecting sprays and feel nothing.
While walking, we heard dog barking and the kids got ecstatic to see the dogs that were in the area, as they are animal lovers, but unfortunately we heard the Park's staff complaining to the dog owners about the barking. We immediately felt uncomfortable by the way those people were treated.
Despite all these, the place is very good for a day off.
I came here with my family on a trip to visit Ichetucknee Springs and fell in love! The park is beautiful, the bathrooms are extremely clean and the playground is in a perfect spot for all the campsites. Close to the springs with the lowest price per night. The park also has geocaching which we enjoy. We recommend!
Gorgeous Park! It feels like you stepped out of Florida and landed on the NW coast of the U.S.
When a friend and I went, it was September and the weather was cool. Tons of baby frogs and toads were all over the trails, about half an inch long, super cute! We tried our hardest not to step on them while exploring. The retention bridge was magical and grand. The sounds of the water as it trickled past us was dreamy. I loved visiting here and will again for sure 🌲
Wonderful trails along a beautiful river. The suspension bridge has to be a main point, but for my child it was the playground near the parking lot. Very safe, and fun for all ages.
Great place would recommend Magnolia area over Dogwood. Camp Host was very nice & helpful. Nice little swimming area. Close to the springs & not along drive to Orlando area. The springs are so beautiful.
The bathrooms were A+, always clean.
I must say Florida has some of best state parks in the U.S.
Wonderful restroom facilities!!!
Stayed only one night but had a great hike. Great staff. Very friendly campers. The sinkhole water is soooo black.
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O'Leno State Park
- Sun: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
- Tue: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Sat: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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