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O'Leno State Park


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One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise Preserve State Park. O’Leno State Park offers visitors the opportunity to unwind in a natural setting. Visitors can enjoy a day of hiking or biking on the park’s shaded trails. The Santa Fe River is a beautiful spot to launch a canoe or try your hand at fishing along its banks. Pavilions are located along the river’s edge, providing a serene backdrop for picnicking and relaxing. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. O’Leno State Park is located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.

  • Activities:
  • Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding
  • Amenities:
  • Covered Pavilion, Grills, Parking
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Half day, Multi-day,


Annual Race the Tortoise 5K

March 05, 2016
We want YOU at the Eighth Annual Race the Tortoise 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) to be held at OʼLeno State Park on March 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. This event is hosted by Friends of OʼLeno, Inc.(link is external) The proceeds from the race will help provide for the creatures in the Park’s Nature Center and to help expand its exhibits. This is an out and back certified race course (FL09012EBM) with mile markers. It is on the Park’s main road which is both scenic and paved. The start and finish lines are near the main parking area approximately 1.5 miles from the Park’s entrance. This is a family-friendly running and walking event promoting a healthy l ...Read More>> fe style and the beauty of OʼLeno State Park. Some participants will be racing for prize money and awards, to achieve a personal best or to complete their first running event. Whether you run fast, slow, or walk, come out and challenge yourself to Race the Tortoise. All levels of ability welcome. For more information or to register please visit the Friends of O'Leno at or email Read Less


O'Leno Ole' Chili Cook-Off & Springs Celebration

April 02, 2016
Time: Chili Cook-Off – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Springs Celebration – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring your favorite chili recipe and compete with the best during the CASI sanctioned category of this chili cook off. You do not have to be a member to participate. There will be prizes for 1st – 10th place in the Cook-off, and 1st – 3rd place for Showmanship. CASI rules can be found at Or, you can compete in the Open category where anything goes! This year will feature 2 Open categories – Open with Meat and Open Vegetarian. There are trophies for 1st – 3rd place winners, and cash prizes of $50 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place in eac ...Read More>> Open category. Contestants must be 18 years or older. For more information please visit Friends of O'Leno at or email At 1:00pm visitors can purchase a sample kit and vote for the winner of the “Peoples’ Choice” Award. A cash prize of $100 will be presented for the “Peoples’ Choice”! Chili will not be available until 1:00pm. A food and drink concession will be available prior to the chili sampling. Join us for the Springs Celebration while enjoying the chili! Highlights will include live music, model train exhibits, children’s activities, environmental exhibits, interactive water education displays and native plant sales. This event is designed to teach the importance of Florida’s springs. Read Less

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