O’Leno State Park

O'Leno State ParkOLeno State Park is located outside of High Springs, Florida in Alachua county located off I-75 just below Lake City, Florida. The day we visited the park there was a light breeze and a sprinkling rain. The thick overhead trees will help keep you cool during the summer. There were some volunteers along the paved road taking care of an old tree that had fallen over the road. The two camping areas were great with lots of space, trees, clean bath houses, a picnic table, barbeque grill, water, and electricity. The day was perfect and we got to see lots of spring birds flitting around. The road leading into the first camping area is a little rough and could use some work but if you go slow you should be okay. Take a look at the gallery below for pictures from all over the park including the camping facilities.

This is one of the oldest Florida State Parks and has a rich history. There is a historical museum open to the public with artifacts from the original town of O’Leno and the CCC camp that was the start of the current site in the 1940’s. There are some cabins on the property that is available for rental by groups that include the use of the Cookhouse. The sad part is the Sante Fe River is so low right now that there has been no swimming since October 2011. Check with the Park Ranger before you go if you want to swim, canoe or kayak. We are praying for lots of rain over the next few months to return the area to its glory. This State park has some activities every month and you can find out about these from the website as well or even the Friends of O’Leno website below.

Costs:
$5.00 per vehicle for the day
$18.00 per night Camping

RV Camping Sites:
15 Feet-Back In (2) 30 Amp
20 Feet-Back In (2) 30 Amp
25 Feet-Back In (10) 30 Amp
30 Feet-Back In (12) 30 Amp
35 Feet-Back In (8) 30 Amp
40 Feet-Back In (2) 30 Amp
42 Feet-Back In (2) 50 Amp (6) 30 Amp
45 Feet-Back In (1) 50 Amp (2) 30 Amp
50 Feet-Pull Through (1) 30 Amp

O’Leno State Park
410 S.E. O’Leno Park Road
High Springs, Florida 32643
(386) 454-1853
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oleno

WHERE YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU NEED
Farmers Market – noon til 6 pm every Thursday and now on the 1st Saturday of each month

Farmers Market – Local farmers and vendors offer their goods for sale. Organically grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, food, old fashioned kettle korn, crafts and more! Plantation Oaks – 201 NE 1st Avenue – High Springs, FL 32643

GROCERIES

Winn-Dixie
20303 N US Highway 441 # 160
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-3067

Family Dollar #5883
205 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-5243

Island Food Store
610 Northwest 1st Avenue
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-3281

Kangaroo Express
410 North West Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-2078

S & S Food Stores
905 South Main Street
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-4818

Sunrise Food Mart
830 Northwest 1st Avenue
High Springs, FL
(386) 454-36341

GAS

Chevron
18603 NW CR-236 I – 75
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 462-3310

CITGO
18501 NW CR-236 I-75
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 462-5100

Sunoco
610 NE 1st Ave
High Springs, Fl 32643
(386) 454-3281

Chevron
830 Nw 1st St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-3654

Chevron
401 N Main St US-441
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 464-2957

Propane Gas -Tank Exchange

S & S Food Store #48
905 South Main Street
High Springs, 32643
(386) 454-4818

Ferrellgas #4417
415 Northeast 1st Avenue
High Springs, 32643
386-454-1883

Winn Dixie #30 – Jacksonville
1070 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, 32643
(386) 454-4845

CLEAN YOUR CLOTHES

High Springs Coin Laundry
1050 N US Hwy 441
High Springs, Fl 32643
(386) 454-1414

Sudzee Dudz
210 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-9309

PLACES TO EAT

Alice Parkside Restaurant
215 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1166

Bev’s Better Burgers
639 NE Santa Fe Blvd,
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-3131

Bev’s Burger Cafe
315 NE Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-9434

Catering To You
3128 NE 48th Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-7826

Charlies Rib Shack
22203 NW 198th Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643
(352) 538-3315

Coffee Clutch
55 N Main St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-7593

Gallop’In Garys
825 NW State Road 45
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-8996

Gallopin Garys
3350 NE 48th Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-8996

Gallopin Gary’s
113 SW Barney St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-8996

Gator Q BBQ Wings & Things
222 NE 1st Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-9823

Great Outdoors Restaurant
65 N Main St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1288

Hardee’s
10 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1933

J & C Coconut
15 NE 2nd Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1321

Lord Munchies Pizza
Winn-Dixie Plaza,
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-3122

Mad Hatter’s Cafe
25 NE 1st Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-5700

Pepperoni’s Pizzeria Inc
19975 NW 244th St Unit 10
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-3858

Santa Fe Bar
PO Box 459
High Springs, FL 32655
(386) 454-9461

Sonny’s Office
101 NE Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-2101

Spring’s Diner
615 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-5775

Springs Diner
505 N Main St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-0935

Station Bakery & Cafe
20 NW Railroad Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-4943

Subway
19975 NW 244th St
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-5302

Zheng’s First Wok
1042 NW Santa Fe Blvd Ste 7
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1935

MEDICAL TREATMENT

Alachua Family Medical Center
14819 Northwest 140th Street
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-1327 ‎

Solantic Baptist Urgent Care
3925 Northwest 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 371-1777

Emergency Medical Center
6121 Northwest 1st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 331-4357

WHAT IS CLOSE BY

River Rise Preserve State Park has rough Equestrian Camping with a barn and bathroom but no bathhouse, hiking, fishing, picnicking and 20 miles of riding trails.

Blue Springs Park – Privately Owned
has swimming, camping, canoeing, and kayaking. They also have a concession stand and rents out canoes, kayaks, and tubes for the various swimming holes and along the Santa Fe River. Camping and swimming for the day have a per person price.

High Springs Campground – Private Local Campground with facilities for tents, RVs, and a swimming pool. They also offer FREE WIFI for their campers.

Grady House Bed and Breakfast – Non-Smoking Inn with Free WIFI, plush accommodations and private baths with each room. Check out their website it is very nice.

Some Websites to Visit:

City of High Springs – http://highsprings.us/

High Springs Chamber of Commerce – http://www.highsprings.com/web/index.php

Friends of O’Leno – http://friendsofoleno.org/

MAP OF HIGH SPRINGS AREA

O'Leno State Park Area

OUR PICTURES OF OLENO STATE PARK IN A MOVIE