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Address: 410 SE Oleno Park Rd, High Springs, FL 32643-1119
Phone Number:
+1 386-454-1853

Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the...

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.

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Great time camping

Spent two nights camping here between Christmas and New Year's. The campground was well maintained as was the picnic area by the river. We spent many hours walking the trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent two nights camping here between Christmas and New Year's. The campground was well maintained as was the picnic area by the river. We spent many hours walking the trails through the woods and cypress trees. The restrooms had hot showers and heat lamps. There was a large sink outside with hot water for washing dishes which was much easier... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the weather was a bit chilly for Florida, it made for a perfect afternoon for a walk/hike. The area has an interesting history and geography and beautiful scenery. Although we did not bring a picnic, it appears to be a great place for picnics!

Thank lesliedburns
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 friends traveled to O'Leno State Park as a base camp for winter hiking and paddling on the Santa Fe. The positive experience started at the main gate and continued through the visit. We were encouraged to visit the CCC museum & structures before heading off on trails. These were beautiful, informative & well maintained. The trails were easy to... More 

Thank LabCruiser
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Florida state park. We have camped at several and all of them have been top notch. When you want the real camping experience, go to a Florida state park.

Thank Mark M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

You can camp, hike, swim, canoe, rent a cabin or even get married! State park so reasonably priced and lots of deer!

Thank Rescued R
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a wonderful park and all that a park should be. It's got everything for the outdoor park goer in Florida. The spring, winter and fall weather is excellent here. Summers I say just go to Michigan and forget High Springs. The campgrounds for your RV are excellent with great spots with the only downers being no sewage dumps... More 

Thank RUATurtle
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We dropped by the park to walk on a Saturday afternoon. The rangers at the entrance gave us a park map including the trails. I recommend taking some water when it is warm. The start of the trail is crossing a suspension bridge, which is really nice for photos. We walked the shorter trail and had a pleasant day that... More 

Thank Joe R
Ocoee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area for hiking. I saw lots of deer on the trails. You can also ride your mountain bike on some of the trails. Bring bug spray as the mosquitos are awful this time of year. I would love to come back to camp.

Thank leahkashouty
High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you like flora and fauna, then this is a place worth visiting. The trails are nice to walk around. They are not too bad, even for those not too steady on their feet. An interesting part of the trail is where the Santa Fe River disappears underground and reappears in the neighboring River Rise State Park. Oleno has a... More 

Thank Shawn B
High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This park has miles and miles of horse trails. You walk through pines trails, oak hammocks, and you can even walk along the river's edge. The deer are plentiful. Horse campsites have stalls for the horses and a clean bathhouse with showers for the people.

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