GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK MAP FLORIDA
1,480 acres. Located in northeast Florida, Gold Head Branch State Park includes some hardwood and pine forest, a few lakes, and a ravine with a large stream.
Activities: Hiking and backpacking are available on a 3-mile section of the Florida Trail which traverses the park.
Camping Regulations: Along the trail is one designated primitive camping area overlooking Lake Johnson. Camping here is limited to 12 persons. Campfires are allowed. It’s necessary to register and pay a small fee for each night.
For Further Information: Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 SR 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656;(904)473-4701.
Also, the 4,636-acre Lower Wekiva River State Preserve in central Florida has one canoe-camp-site along the Wekiva River. Reservations are required and a small fee is charged. In the near future there will probably also be a primitive campsite for hikers. For more information contact Lower Wekiva River State Preserve, 8300 West Highway 46, Sanford, FL 32771; (407)330-6728.
In addition, Florida has 36 designated canoe trails throughout the state, and camping is allowed along some of the rivers and creeks. For more information, including a listing of canoe clubs and other organizations offering canoe and kayak trips, as well as outfitters and canoe liveries, contact the Florida Department of Natural Resources, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399; (904)488-6327.