River Rise Preserve State Park
About River Rise Preserve State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
V. Morgan Tyrone
Like its adjacent neighbor, O'Leno State Park, River Rise Preserve State Park is cool enough now in the mornings and late afternoons to enjoy the extensive trail system comfortably before the mid day heat. Please remember to have a cell phone, trail map, and water while hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the trails for your safety and enjoyment. With the multiuse trails being shared by hikers, bikers and equestrians please remember to share and use trail etiquette. Trails leading north of Bellamy Road into O'Leno SP are not equestrain trails.
Located on the Santa Fe River, River Rise Preserve State Park offers primitive equestrian camping, fishing, and 34 miles of multi-use trails through 18 different natural communities. As of 7 December 2012 equestrians (both day riders and also primitive campers to the Horse Barn Area) who wish to pay for admission to River Rise Preserve SP with a credit card may do so without first registering at the O'Leno SP Ranger Station and by calling that phone number (386-454-1853). Those equestrians who choose to pay with a check or cash would still need to first go to the O'Leno SP Ranger Station before entering River Rise Preserve SP.
By 1 January 2013 we also intend to begin taking reservations (for up to 60 days ahead of arrival) for primitive equestrian camping at the River Rise Horse Barn area for up to 40 rigs nightly.
Ticks and other nuisance insects are prevalent in the outdoors and also at River Rise Preserve SP because of our healthy deer population. We sell tick repellant at the O'Leno Ranger Station for your protection but please be aware that it is not for application directly to skin, only upon clothing or other material.
River Rise Preserve State Park is located within O'Leno State Park. O'Leno State Park is located directly off of U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.
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- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are not permitted in the park.