Alafia River State Park
Thatcher Road closure
The Thatcher Road entrance periodically closes due to flooding during the summer rains. If you would like more information, please contact the park office at 813-672-5320.
GPS Navigational Issues
Some mapping software is leading visitors to a fictitious entrance for the Park. The main park entrance leading to the ranger station and campground is located on County Road 39, NOT on Jameson Road. Please call the park office at if you require directions.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
$5 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
Welcome to Alafia River State Park
Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida is Alafia River State Park, a reclaimed phosphate mine with some of the most radical elevation changes in the state. This makes it a hot spot for mountain bikers, who traverse the scenic and challenging International Mountain Bike Association trails. Equestrians and hikers can explore 20 miles of hilly trails through forests and flatwoods, stopping to cool off in one of the parks pristine lakes.
Canoeing and fishing opportunities are also available along the South Prong of the Alafia River with some lakes scattered throughout the park. The park also offers picnic pavilions, a playground, a full-facility campground and a full-service bike shop.
Plan Your Visit
Bike Rentals at Alafia
Every Stamp Is A Story
Main Park Photo Gallery
Mountain biking trails at Alafia River State Park, Lithia
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