Mike Roess Gold Head State Park, Keystone Heights

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#136 of 280 in Nature in Florida
Gold Head Branch State Park, a Florida State Park, is 2,000 acres (8 kmĀ²) of rolling sandhills, marshes, ravines, lakes and scrub located midway between Gainesville and Jacksonville, six miles (10 km) north of Keystone Heights on SR 21. Gold Head is one of the earliest state parks in Florida. Some of its amenities, including cabins, were originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.
Among the wildlife of the park are fox squirrels, southeastern kestrels, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, turkeys, and gopher tortoises. The park also has pocket gopher, fox, white-tailed deer and variety of water and wading birds. The park has a diversity of wild flowers. Among them are blazing star, goldenrod, and lopsided Indian grass.
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  • Rented a cabin for two nights. Cabin was quaint and outdoors was peaceful. Cabin included a full kitchen, bathroom, screened in porch, queen bed, bunk beds in living room, couch in bedroom and living ...  more »
  • Reserving online was simple, the sites are fairly level, takes a little work to level out, they are lg big rig friendly sites, lots of room between the campsites. Staff were so accommodating and helpf...  more »

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