O'Leno State Park
About O'Leno State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
V. Morgan Tyrone
O'Leno is located on the Santa Fe River north of High Springs, Florida. O'Leno State Park offers camping, fishing, and many miles of hiking and biking trails in a beautiful 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps era atmosphere. A large picnic area, grills, and children's playground provide a wonderful outdoor environment for group gatherings.
Camping in both the Family Campground and Youth Camps are very popular right now for visitors wishing to experience North Florida. For visitors wishing to see the natural diversity that O'Leno State Park offers, explore our multi-use trails through 18 different natural plant communities shared with adjacent River Rise Preserve State Park.
With our large population of deer in the park please be mindful of the strong possibility of contact with ticks and other nuisance insects . The park sells tick repellant at the Ranger Station for your protection but be aware that this is ONLY to be applied to clothing, tents, and sleeping bags and NOT directly to skin.
During your visit there may be an opportunity to witness the effects of our prescribed burning program at both O'Leno and adjacent River Rise Preserve State Parks, which helps stimulate plant growth by adding natural carbon to the soil, remove exotic plant immigration, improve feeding for natural grazing animals, and open portions of the park for viewing from our 10 month growing season in North Central Florida. We hope you are able to see the positive difference made, excuse the possible smoke, and not venture into any areas that are blocked off while we conduct the prescribed burns.
Northbound -- O'Leno is located on US 441, 8 miles north of High Springs.
Southbound -- O'Leno is located 8 miles south of I-75 at Exit 414 (Ellisville) on US 441.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of O'Leno, Inc.
Friends of O'Leno, Inc.
- P.O. Box 2879
High Springs, FL 32655