Country Club Blvd - Public Access Closure
The former public access to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation and Conservation Area (CFG) at N.E. 140th St. (aka) Country Club Boulevard is closed due to the road’s status as a private road. No public Greenway access is available there any longer. Public access to that area of the CFG is available approximately 5 miles to the south at the Gore’s Landing Recreation area that is maintained and operated by Marion County Parks and Recreation via a partnership with the FDEP Florida State Parks.
Rodman Campground Closure
Due to recent heavy rains in the area, we have had to close several sites at the Rodman Campground. The campground is still open and available for camping in most areas. These closures only affect select low-lying area sites. For specific information regarding these closures or for any information regarding the Rodman Campground, please call 386-326-2846.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
No fees are required for day-use
Welcome to Rodman Campground
This campground provides optimal access to some of Florida’s finest freshwater fishing.
The 9,500 acre Rodman Reservoir is perennially rated in the Top 10 Trophy Bass Lakes in Florida by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The 67-site Rodman Campground is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Palatka off of State Route 19 on Rodman Dam Road.
The Rodman Reservoir provides a diverse and extensive habitat for not only trophy fish, but numerous avian species as well. Many endangered and threatened species of wading birds, waterfowl, bald eagles and others use the reservoir, particularly during the cooler months. There are also numerous alligators, turtles and even manatees that live in and travel through the reservoir seasonally.
The campground and reservoir were originally created during the 1960s era Cross Florida Barge Canal project and serve as reminders today of this mammoth public works project, which was started in 1964 when then President Lyndon B. Johnson flew into Palatka and started the project with a ground-breaking explosion at the nearby Rodeheaver’s Boys Ranch.
Almost fifty years later, the nearby Kirkpatrick Dam still remains intact, impounding the Ocklawaha River and maintaining the reservoir. A political and environmental battle continues since the reservoir was first flooded in November of 1968 of whether to maintain and manage Rodman as it is, or to remove significant portions of the earthen dam and restore the “Free Flowing Ocklawaha River."
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