Park Alert: Due to high water, some hiking trails may not be able to be used.
Suspension Bridge
Turtles rest on a log in the Santa Fe River Sink. Photo by Jay Campbell
Pine Snake
Visitors enjoy swimming in the Santa Fe River.
A young fawn standing near the river.
Wild Azalea
A bride posing on the suspension bridge.
Sandhill Habitat
A wooden suspension bridge crosses the Santa Fe River.
Multiple turtles rest on a log in the Santa Fe River Sink, surrounded by green duckweed.
A pine snake is seen between the branches of a tree.
A number of visitors enjoy swimming in the roped off swimming area and sitting on the swimming platform.
A young brown fawn with white spots is standing in the grass with the river in the back ground.
A pink and white wild azalea is in the foreground with green leaves in the background.
A woman in a wedding dress is standing on a suspension bridge smiling.
A ray of sunlight shines through pine trees.

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O'Leno State Park

Welcome to O'Leno State Park

One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and 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 River Rise Preserve State Park.

O’Leno State Park offers visitors the opportunity to unwind in a natural setting. Visitors can enjoy a day of hiking or biking on the park’s shaded trails. The Santa Fe River is a beautiful spot to launch a canoe or try your hand at fishing along its banks. Pavilions are located along the river’s edge, providing a serene backdrop for picnicking and relaxing. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. O’Leno State Park is located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.

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O’Leno State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.


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