River Rise Preserve State Park
Open: Open all year
*Camping is limited to those with horses only.
About: The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing is also a favorite pastimes for park visitors.
Equestrians can explore over 20 miles of trails and end the day camping overnight with their horses. Located near the entrance to the park, the horse camp has primitive campsites, restrooms, and a 20-stall horse barn available on a first-come-first-served basis. Equestrian fees and camping fees are paid first at O´Leno State Park before entering River Rise State park. The equestrian fee includes park admission. Proof of negative Coggins is required.
O´Leno State Park is located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs. The entrance to the River Rise is two miles west of High Springs on U.S. 27.
The primitive River Rise equestrian camp contains a 20-stall barn, a restroom with showers and a pavilion along with 35 miles of equestrian trails. Leashed pets are allowed inside the camping area, but not on the trails. Accommodations are made at the ranger station the day of arrival. For more information please contact O’Leno State Park at (386) 454-1853.
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