Camping in Gold Head State Park
Mar 28, 2008
through Mar 29, 2008
Join us this year for our annual Sierra Club campout! This year we are traveling inland to the rolling sand hills of the Central Ridge at a great State Park near Keystone Heights - the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park.
The Florida On-Line Park Guide describes the park: One of Florida's first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today... Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing along the park's nature trails and a three-mile stretch of the Florida Trail. For aquatic recreation, visitors can swim or fish in the lake, or spend a lazy afternoon canoeing. A large picnic area, with tables and grills, overlooks Little Lake Johnson. Nestled under the trees is a full-facility campground.
We'll have a group camp site from which to explore the deep ravine and springs that bisect the park. Great day hikes traverse sand hills, a lush ravine, streams and lakes. You'll have the opportunity to see wildlife such as the Sherman's fox squirrel, southeastern kestrel, red tailed hawks, bald eagles, various water and wading birds, fox, and deer.
Bring your voice, your stories, and your instruments for a great weekend campout. Come Friday night and Saturday, or arrive Saturday morning for the day in time for an easy hike which will start at 10:30 a.m. from the campground.
Cost is $1 per person per night for camping, plus a $4 entrance fee to the park. There are no frills (tent camping only) but there is a fireplace and rest room and lots of space! Let Karen Kempf know if you will be joining us! Contact Karen at (904) 482-5352 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Florida Group
Karen Kempf, (904) 482-5352
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