Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State 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.The park is located on rolling sand hills in an area known as the Florida Central Ridge. A deep ravine with springs issuing from its side bisects the area and forms Gold Head Branch. Marshes, lakes and scrub provide habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.


Accessible Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, ADA Information, ADA Picnic Tables, Braille Signage, Handicapped Parking, Wheelchair-friendly


Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Equestrian Riding, Hiking, Water Recreation


Campfires Permitted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Playground, Private Baths, Showers

Fishing Type

Freshwater Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing