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. 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. Other activities include geocaching, interpretive displays, picnicking, a playground and various programs for children and adults. Swimming is permitted in the river when the water levels are safe. Visit the park’s Nature Center, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm, to help visitors learn more about the wildlife found in the park.
410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida, 32643