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Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

 About Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

ADA accessible ramp attached to a building located at Mike Roess Gold head Branch State Park.


Kevin Patton

We are happy to announce that the swimming area at Gold Head located at the main picnic area on Little Lake Johnson is open.  After Several tropical storms and daily afternoon thunderstorms the water levels have come up enough to allow for safe swimming. The status of the swimming area will always be posted on the Managers Message so please always check before you come out to swim.

Springhas officially arrived, but temperatures have been up and down keeping all confused about when hotter temperatures will set in.   For those of you who enjoy hiking, biking and horse back riding Gold Head has trails that will accommodate all three user groups.

  If you are into birding Gold Head provides habitat for a large diversity of birds. Sand Hill Crane and Bob White Quail are common in the area. Canada Geese and Wood Ducks are also very common. Each evening masses of Wood Duck come into the park’s lakes to roost.

This is a fabulous time of the year to come camping at the park. Gold Head has RV and tent camping as well as cabin rentals. Spring can be a very busy time for our campgrounds and cabins so plan to make your reservations well in advance by contacting Reserve America by phone at 1800-326-3521 or online at . Please come visit us and enjoy Gold Head’s natural beauty and many recreational opportunities. We look forward to seeing here!


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Gold Head is located in northeast Florida midway between Gainesville and Jacksonville, 6 miles north of Keystone Heights on S.R. 21.


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  • 6239 State Road 21
    Keystone Heights, FL 32656