Oleno State Park - High Springs, Florida
One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and 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 River Rise Preserve State Park.
O’Leno State Park offers visitors the opportunity to unwind in a natural setting. Enjoy a day of hiking or biking on the park’s shaded trails. The Santa Fe River is a beautiful spot to launch a canoe or try your hand at fishing along its banks.
Pavilions are located along the river’s edge, providing a serene backdrop for picnicking and relaxing.
The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay.
Coversations/Things we learned:
This is a different Florida State Park than most. The old buildings and bridge, along with the nice hiking trails and kayaking makes this a very good park to visit. The trails have good overhead cover to keep the hot sun off of you. This is one our favorite parks to hike at.
O’Leno State Park is located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.
Santa Fe River