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O'Leno State Park

410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL 32643
+1 386-454-1853
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Camping at Oleno

We enjoyed this park but it is not up to the quality of Crooked River in GA which we had just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judith H
via mobile
Super Park, Super convienient location!

We spent 8 nights here in May and was our first time in this park. Our family plan was to spend the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Merritt Island, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice park” (11 reviews)
410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL 32643
+1 386-454-1853
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this park but it is not up to the quality of Crooked River in GA which we had just left.The rangers are not visible except at check-in.Trees by the roads in and out and in the campground badly need trimming.Roads in the campground...More

1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 8 nights here in May and was our first time in this park. Our family plan was to spend the entire week outdoors snorkeling, hiking & paddling. This was a super home base location, central to everything we wanted to do. Checking in...More

1  Thank MaeHem50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite parks...awesome river trails. This is the place where the Santa Fe River goes underground (riversink) and comes back up 4 miles down the road and River Rise. Beautiful place to go for a dip, hiking and/or a picnic. Worth the time.

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice park, all the sites are close together. The trails are nice and the bathroom facilities are decent. Relatively pet friendly.

Thank OnMyWayAroundTheWorld
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My disabled wife and I have been to Oleno for some events (e.g. the annual pig roast held by the Alachua County Crisis Center), but only the last few years needed to use a wheelchair. Just returned from a wedding some friends were having there....More

Thank Zoplax
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Always out choice on trips between panhandle and southern Florida. Quiet, peaceful, and friendly staff. Abundant wildlife.

Thank Marly777777
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I spend all my time at their sister park River Rise, either trail riding and or camping with the horses. This is one of my favorite parks for riding. The trails are easily marked, the restrooms are always clean & plenty of trailer parking. Every...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were able to take my dog on 6 foot leash. Three days in a row we chose to hike a different trail. The three trails are River Walk- 1.44 miles and the most diverse and beautiful. The next trail we walked was the Limestone...More

1  Thank MRSREEF
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Found this campground to be a well maintained state park. It has good hiking trails for those of us that enjoy less strenuous "hikes." My husband and I stayed in our RV while our grandson and daughter camped in one of "primitive" Youth Camp Areas...More

Thank karenc753
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Rolled in here for a 3 day stay, escaping Michigan's winter grip. Two camping loops are available as well as group & youth sites. Sites in the general camping loops are spacious and have ample vegetation to enjoy some solitude from neighbors. Showers were COLD...More

Thank S2sailor
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are any of the sites paved or actual gravel? Everything I'm seeing appears to be sand.
26 January 2017|
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Response from leahkashouty | Reviewed this property |
I think most sites are sand. Beware of the deer ticks. They are very tiny and hard to see.
Andrew M
do the rv camp sites have water, power and sewage hookups? is there a dump station?
13 October 2015|
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Response from Terri N | Property representative |
The sites have water and electric. There is a dump station on site. For more information on the park please visit the parks website or call the park at (386) 454-1853. For information on the sites and to make a reservation... More
Debbi D
Can you have a campfire?
15 February 2015|
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Response from Terri N | Property representative |
Yes you can have a campfire when camping in the park. There is a campfire ring at each site. The park has firewood for sale at the Ranger Station, or you can purchase it from one of the local vendors in town. Occasionally... More