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Regional Parks

Bayard Point Conservation Area- SR 16 on the St. Johns River, Green Cove Springs
This resource-based park contains 9,615 acres that are used for hiking, fishing, picnicking, and horseback riding. Bayard Point Conservation Area is owned and maintained by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). For information, please contact the SJRWMD at (386) 329-4404 or on the web at
Black Creek Ravines- 5645 Green Road, Middleburg
A 973-acre regional park, Black Creek Ravines is a resource-based park that provides such activities as horseback riding, hiking, and picnicking, as well as fishing, boating and canoeing on Black Creek. Black Creek Ravine is owned and maintained by St. Johns River Water Management District SJRWMD). For information, please contact the SJRWMD at (386) 329-4404 or on the web at
Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Area- Opposite Gold Head Branch State Park
A 56,197-acre resource based park located opposite Gold Head Branch State Park. The wildlife management area is used for hunting and fishing, and other activities include swimming and picnicking. For information, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (386) 758-0525 or on the web at
Camp Chowenwaw Park- 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs
A 150 acre park located at the mouth of Black Creek, Camp Chowenwaw Park offers a variety of recreational activities.  Camping facilities include 15 tent sites, two lodges with bunk beds sleeping 16 people per cabin, 9 tree house cabins, each accommodating 4 people, and 7 cabins with bunk beds sleeping 4 – 8 people.  Each campsite has a bathhouse with full restroom accommodations, and a unit house with electricity, including a stove and refrigerator.  For further information call (904) 529-8058 or visit their website at
Jennings State Forest, Middleburg
is located at 1337 Longhorn Road in the northwest sector of the County, contains a total of 23,995 acres, 12,500 of which were purchased under the Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program. This state forest is open during daylight hours for swimming, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. The forest is open to regulated hunting and fishing under the direction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the forest closes to all other recreational activities during hunting periods. For information, please contact the Division of Forestry at (904) 291-5530, or on the web at
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, SR 21, North of Keystone Heights
The County’s major regional park, is located east of SR 21, north of Keystone Heights. Activities offered at this 2,000-acre site include camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, nature trails, canoeing and lakefront cabins. For information, please call (352) 473-4701 or visit their website at:
Moccasin Slough- 4393 Raggedy Point Road, Fleming Island
A 255-acre parcel located off of Highway 17, east to the St. Johns River, and contains 3,000 feet of frontage on the river. This parcel was acquired through grants from the Florida Communities Trust and the Land and Water Conservation (FDEP). Improvements include a modular playground, 2 working trails totaling 4,245 feet with 8 fitness stations, a covered pavilion and picnic area.  Map of Moccasin Slough