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High Springs, Florida

O'Leno State Park

High Springs, Florida



High Springs, Florida
Phone: (386) 454-1853

Sites: 55
Recent Rate: $18 5/2016

Latitude: 29.9217992950213
Longitude: -82.6076173782349

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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45 Reviews

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On the Road again 11

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $18.00
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The campground loop roads need much improvement - sandy and full of pot holes. Sites are sandy and most have a little wood fence around them. Most sites are large and shaded with trees and shrubs between the sites. The Magnolia Loop is the nicer of the two. The bathhouse is newer - roomy, clean showers, well maintained. Magnolia is also closer to the river and activities. Many sites in the Dogwood loop are not level. River Sink trail is a nice walk. Very interesting how the river goes underground for miles. Some mosquitoes but not too bad. I would give it a higher rating if the campground road was in better shape. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Walk the river loop trail and check out the old village exhibits.

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khorne

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $18.00
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It was hard for me to believe this is a state park. The attention to detail and cleanliness is superb while also preserving the beautiful woodsy environment. We were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sites and grounds. The campground is very quiet. Each site on the Magnolia loop has a fence around it which provides a sizeable parking site and a side area for fire ring and table. Our site was deep and easily accommodated our trailer and truck with an easy back in entry. We had plenty of room for our slideout, our awning and a separate screen room covering the table area. The Magnolia loop accommodates bigger rigs nicely while the Dogwood loop has smaller sized sites better for tents, pop-ups and small rigs. The public part of the park offers swimming and play areas and the Magnolia loop has a nice play area as well. Roads and sites are hard packed sand, relatively level, with water and electric. By the look of this place, it is hard to guess it was established in the 1930s and is one of the older parks in the state. The very clean showers (3) are large with separate dressing area and heat lamps above. We definitely would return. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Two hours to St Augustine or Tampa, less than an hour to Gainesville so this can be used as a center of operations for area sightseeing.

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SunStar203

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
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Very helpful and friendly park staff and camp hosts. One of the few CCC camps in Florida. The cabins and other structures are attractive. There are trails throughout the park. The riverfront offers fishing, swimming, plus near-by hiking trails. There are two campgrounds: Dogwood and Magnolia. Magnolia is the more "improved" with larger sites and split rail fences to define the campsites. Campsites are somewhat close together with sand/dirt, somewhat level surfaces. Roads in campground are compacted dirt. Trees provide shade but we were able to get a satellite signal. Verizon signal was strong. Small nearby town of High Springs offers groceries, fuel, and restaurants. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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GDoug

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $9.00
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Great park in any season. Clean facilities, great staff, well kept. Several trails to hike and bike, sand or hardtop. Observe wildlife, fish, swim and kayak the river. Museum and Nature Center are interesting. Cabins and two loops, Magnolia Loop next to river and day park. Level, sand sites with corral. Not close together, some have fhu. Old Town 12 miles away, but quick shop stores closer. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Great hiking/biking trails. See wildlife, CCC museum and Nature Center. Can hike or bike to River Rise State Park where Santa Fe River reappears from 3 mile underground trip.

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har-fl

Review Count: 170
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $12.00
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We were in Magnolia, site 7. Very nice site, lots of sand but very level. Would definitely stay here again. If in the area, there are a lots of springs in which to either tube or swim. The Florida state park system is very good. There are not many amenities at this park. Easy in and out, utilities good. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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Borsky Family

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
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Love this state park! Site was a pull through and there was plenty of room between all sites. This park sits on the Santa Fe River just north of High Springs and is close to other sites - springs, towns etc. Kids loved the nature center (open Sat and Sun) and the nature trail along the river. Will return again. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abitabar

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $18.00
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Wonderful trees and shady sites. Very quiet - there are shrubs and trees between campsites for privacy (we stayed in the Magnolia loop). Only saw one pull-through site. Nice play area for the kids in the middle of our loop. We walked a couple of the nature trails and saw deer and a wild turkey. No laundry facilities – the ranger said you have to go about 15 miles away to do that. Aluminum and plastic recycling on site. Glad that the shower/rest rooms aren’t air conditioned – in the summer, A/C makes it too cold after a shower. They do have ceiling fans though – which is plenty adequate. Bike paths lead from the park out maybe all the way to Ichetucne – quite a nice surprise. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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travelin' guy

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
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Located on the Sante Fe River, park has two campgrounds – Dogwood and Magnolia. Dogwood is more hilly but with level sites located close to the park entrance. Magnolia is more level with sites which have been recently “corralled” with split rail fencing and a centrally located bathhouse which is closer to the river. Both campgrounds have on-site hosts. Bathhouses are very clean with large, tiled showers and spacious dressing area with heat lamps. No laundry facilities. Originally developed as a CCC camp which built the suspension bridge over the Santa Fe River in 1938, many original buildings survive with a small free museum open. There is a Nature center is open on weekends. Seven trails ranging from .6 miles to over 4 miles hike-able unless the river floods them. The river begins its subterranean flow from the River Sink trail for over three miles until it resurfaces on the River Rise trail. Only a few broadcast television channels from Gainesville are available but acceptable Verizon broadband service. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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Hotairballoonist

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $19.00
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This park has many hiking trails and a river to kayak or canoe in. The sites are sand and wooded. Ours had a fire ring,electric, and water. Wildlife was plentiful with many deer seen on the hiking trails. I would recommend the Magnolia loop for larger units and the Dogwood section for smaller although we were able to fit our 35' motorhome in both on two different stays in November. We will return here often. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $16.00
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Roadways around the camping sites are clay/sand. Be careful in selecting your site for ease of setup. If we return, I will select a campsite in the loop closest to the river and education center as it seemed to be a little better taken care of. There are a number of hiking trails. I would recommend taking a bicycle along to use to get around the park, though we did walk it. There is a swimming area, but watch for alligators as we saw a number of them swimming in the area. If you are a history buff or into architecture, this is the park from you. The original buildings that made up the town before this became a park, are simply amazing. Major word of caution, take something along to keep the ticks off. We constantly picking them off of ourselves. They were even falling our of the trees onto us as we sat in our camp site. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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On the Road again 11

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
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Most sites are large and shaded with trees and shrubs between the sites. The Magnolia Loop is the nicer of the two. The bathhouse is newer - roomy, clean showers, well maintained. Magnolia is also closer to the river and activities. Many sites in the Dogwood loop are not level. We were disappointed that it was not easy to launch our own canoe - a long way to carry a canoe from parking lot, then down steps. But they do have canoes for rent. The suspension bridge was closed for repair, but the River Sink trail is still a nice walk. Very interesting how the river goes underground for miles. I would rate the campground higher but it is typical FL State parks, hard packed sand roads and campsites. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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Juandering

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $18.00
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I marked that this CG is not big rig friendly because of the narrow winding road access and the sites perpendicular to the road. We had booked site 28 because it was rated for a 42 foot RV. There is no way we could have gotten our 42 foot 5th wheel into that site. We did get into site 30 which is rated for a 30 foot RV, with a struggle. I won't say don't go because there are some pluses. I will say be prepared to be challenged if you have a big rig. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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FL Camper

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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We stayed in site #31 which was on the end of the camping loop. Site had picnic table, ground ring/grill, w/e hookups, and was sandy and very shady. Plenty of room to spread out. Magnolia loop has newer bathhouse and dog walk area with a playground in center of loop. Only 3 TV stations available. Campground was quiet even with park having a large family reunion going on. Park offers a Nature center, CCC museum, several trails to hike, suspension bridge, swimming area on Santa Fe River, and picnic facilities. Also has a large group camp with cabins that includes a dining hall, meeting building and open air pavilion. Rangers were very nice and patrol camping areas often. We also went to tube down the Ichetucknee River which was a great trip. $5 pp to tube and you can bring your own or rent from outside the park from vendors. That park was also clean and had a reasonable concessionaire stand for food. Changing rooms, restrooms and picnic facilities with a tram to take you back to the main area provided. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

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TailsAwagging

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $10.00
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We were last here six years ago. The drought has closed the swimming area. But the campground is old Florida at its finest. Large, wooded sites with excellent clean restrooms. We saw deer, gopher tortoise, rabbits and lots of birds. The only complaint is the ticks which is part of being out in nature. Maybe there are too many deer? I imagine in the cooler weather they would not be a problem. Because my husband had an doctor visit due to a tick bite, I would come back in the winter instead. Fee represents the senior pass. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Wink

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $10.00
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This is one of the first parks built by the CCC in the thirties. Wish I could give it a better score, but for the camp ground loops five is the best I can do. The sites are large but the roads in the loops are narrow with limbs that will drag the top and sides of your RV. Some of the sites are for up to 42 feet, but no way would I want to take a nice rig that large in either loop. The Magnolia loop I would put at about thirty feet with out a lot of trouble getting in your site and the road to it. The Dogwood loop I would say around twenty five feet at the most and then you will drag vegetation going in plus the road has some pretty washed out places from all the rain just a few days before we got there.This loop better suited for pop ups and tents. As for the park there is lots of wild life and some good hiking trails.The Santa Fa river is all but dried up and the ticks are bad. The staff is nice and there is some interesting things to see here, but if you have a large RV I would say stay some where else and make it a day trip here. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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