Park Alerts for River Rise Preserve State Park
Due to high waters in the Upper Santa Fe River the O’Leno Swimming Area and at River Rise Preserve: the Sweetwater Primitive Campsite. All other facilities at O’Leno SP, and to include the River Rise West Horse Barn, Primitive Equestrian Camping, and all trails are open. Currently the river is dropping quickly and is quickly receding. Many Trails in River Rise East are still muddy and covered by puddles of standing water which are passable to trail users. 9/18/14
Welcome to River Rise Preserve State Park
The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing are also favorite pastimes for park visitors.
Equestrians can explore over 35 miles of trails and end the day camping overnight with their horses. Located near the entrance to the park, the horse camp has primitive campsites, restrooms, and a 20-stall horse barn available on a first-come-first-served basis.