Gold Head Branch - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Gold Head Branch
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.
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Attractions Near Gold Head Branch
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
2.04km from Gold Head Branch
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.
Belmore State Forest
9.7km from Gold Head Branch
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
10km from Gold Head Branch
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
10.84km from Gold Head Branch
It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).
15.8km from Gold Head Branch
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
16.22km from Gold Head Branch
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.
Discover More Attractions in Clay County, Home of Gold Head Branch
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.