Mike Roess Gold Head State Park, Keystone Heights

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#133 of 184 in Nature in Florida
Gold Head Branch State Park, a Florida State Park, is 2,000 acres (8 kmĀ²) of rolling sandhills, marshes, ravines, lakes and scrub located midway between Gainesville and Jacksonville, six miles (10 km) north of Keystone Heights on SR 21. Gold Head is one of the earliest state parks in Florida. Some of its amenities, including cabins, were originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.BiologyAmong the wildlife of the park are fox squirrels, southeastern kestrels, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, turkeys, and gopher tortoises. The park also has pocket gopher, fox, white-tailed deer and variety of water and wading birds. The park has a diversity of wild flowers. Among them are blazing star, goldenrod, and lopsided Indian grass.
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  • Very nice, clean, well kept State Park. Stayed in cabins 103, 104, 105 and 107. All were clean and comfortable. Now do not expect city amenities. This is a remote park and expect to be off the grid wi...  more »
  • I rented over Thanksgiving week cabin 104 (one room with living room/bed). This room was really nice.. old fashioned wood floors, comfortable bed, fireplace, and a perfect spot for a couple. Also cabi...  more »
  • We have our family reunion at the state park..they have a quaint little venue we rent very reasonable price ,kitchen and accessories are provide hold about 50-75 nice porch over looking the lake altho...  more »

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