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Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

6239 State Rd 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, USA

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About Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

One of Florida's earliest state parks is Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Its amenities, such as cabins, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.


Attractions Near Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Gold Head Branch
Gold Head Branch2.04km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

This beautiful natural area offers visitors the chance to explore both sand pits and hardwood hammocks, providing stunning views from every angle. Visitors can swim or canoe in the serene waters of Lake Johnson and nature lovers can keep an eye out for numerous species of birds and wildlife including deer, wild boars and box turtles. Nature trails abound throughout the park with fascinating displays of plants, trees and foliage accessible at every twist and turn.

Belmore State Forest
Belmore State Forest10.02km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Belmore State Forest consists of two separate tracts totalling 12,262 acres. On the northern side is the Satsuma Tract, which borders Camp Blanding, while on the southern side is a tract of 8,737 acres.

Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle
Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle10.07km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle is a popular spot in Clay County, Florida for outdoor recreation and fun. Located just five miles northwest of Keystone Heights, the area offers over three square miles of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals with ample opportunities for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and camping. Visitors also enjoy picnicking in the open green spaces or taking advantage of the numerous hiking trails.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail10.31km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).

Kingsley Lake
Kingsley Lake13.93km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Kingsley Lake in Clay County, Florida is a beautiful oasis situated just outside the city of Jacksonville. This popular recreational spot is a great destination for outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. With its crystal clear blue waters and picturesque scenery, it's no wonder why this lake has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Whether you come here for some leisurely fishing or to spend an afternoon on the lake in a kayak or canoe.

Lake Santa Fe
Lake Santa Fe16.25km from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Lake Santa Fe,is a breathtaking sight to behold. It has an area of around 4,048 acres, plenty of room for boating, fishing and swimming - although no swimming is allowed. A popular destination for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, the lake's surroundings are a mix of cypress swamps, marshes and freshwater wetlands that provide a habitat for various species of plants and animals. Thanks to its unique beauty and diverse wildlife, it was declared part of the Florida Lake Protection Act in 2003.

Where is Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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Clay County
Clay County
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Clay County is situated in the northeastern part of Florida. It has a population of 218.245 as of 2020. Its county seat is Green Cove Springs.

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