Camp/Bike - Oleno State Park

  • February 21, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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CAMPSITES:

SISSY - 39

METTA - 40

ANDY  - 42









Dates:  Fri 2/21 - Sun 2/23, 2014

Hiking/Camping/Kayaking/Biking

http://www.floridastateparks.org/oleno/







Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park 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 the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river. Visitors can picnic at one of the pavilions or fish in the river for their dinner. Canoes and bicycles are available for rent. While hiking the nature trails, visitors can look for wildlife and enjoy the beauty of native plants. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay. Located on U.S. 441, six miles north of High Springs.

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  • Andy

    Great time.

    February 23, 2014

  • Metta

    A sweet, so comfortable wkd!! Love this park & the Santa Fe!!

    February 23, 2014

  • Metta

    I know i said Thanks while we kayaking on Sat., but i say it again ... Thanks Sissy & Andy - such a nice wkd! Great conversations, fires & friendship!!!

    February 23, 2014

  • Sissy

    Andy, are you still kayaking this weekend? If so, I will bring mine and leave my bike at home.

    February 19, 2014

    • Andy

      Yes. Hopefully it will be nice on Sat. Just have to decide how far down river we want to go.

      February 19, 2014

  • Marty

    Sorry, not going to make it, I have work this weekend. Have a fun trip and take lots of pictures.

    February 18, 2014

    • Sissy

      Oh no!!! Ya got any more sick days?

      February 19, 2014

  • Metta

    We may be a small group this wkd - but it's going to be great!! Can't wait to get away into the woods!!
    I plan on arriving 5/6-ish, depending on when I can leave work.

    February 18, 2014

  • Metta

    Marty may need a site for Sat. night???
    Helloooooo Marty???

    February 18, 2014

  • Andy

    If someone needs a spot, I can share my site.

    February 18, 2014

  • Metta

    If everyone is kayaking this wkd then i too shall kayak with ya's!!

    February 16, 2014

  • Sissy

    6 more days!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Sissy

    Helen Steve Doug and Debi are you guys camping?

    February 15, 2014

  • Marty

    Thank you for the heads up! I completely forgot. I got a site for Friday night, hopefully one will open up for Saturday night. Count me in for kayaking!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Sissy

    hey Marty don't forget to check the post and the emails about this trip. we know how you like to wing trips. Ha!

    February 7, 2014

  • Sissy

    I will be glad to shuttle all cars with a driver from River rise to either run Island or the boat ramp at the 47 bridge. if that would help everyone with cost.

    February 7, 2014

  • Sissy

    16 more days!!!!!!

    February 5, 2014

  • Metta

    Theres always a 4th option.... Do nothing but enjoy camping for the wkd ! LOL !!!!!

    February 2, 2014

  • Sissy

    I have site 39. I'm not sure if I'm biking/hiking/yaking.

    February 2, 2014

  • Helen J.

    I'd like to yak the Santa Fe, but not up to River Rise.

    January 30, 2014

  • Phil

    Just noticed the Scottish Highland Games are that weekend and I gotta wear my kilt! I'll miss this camp out.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Andy

    I want to kayak/canoe the Sante Fe on Sat., weather permitting. We don't have a boat(s) and will be renting from Canoe Outpost in High Springs.

    They have several trips down river and one roundtrip up to River Rise. I am leaning towards paddling down to Rum Island. I think I remember it being about a 4 hour paddle..at a very leisurely pace.

    Rum Island has free parking and porta-lets.

    January 30, 2014

  • Metta

    Even though the name of the Event has been changed to Bike only - if you were already signed up because you wanted to do one of the other original choices - you still can - please post what you were wanting to do - so we can organize a lead person - that having been said if all are coming to bike - Yipee Skipeeee, C'mon with your bad selves!!!

    January 30, 2014

  • Metta

    This event is listed as bike, hike & kayak.
    Donna had surgery on her hand & although we're hoping beyond hope she can come - she may not be able to lead an event - please will everyone post what they wanted to do so we can get better organized. Thanking you!!!!

    January 29, 2014

  • Metta

    I have dite 40 !!!!
    I will post the bike plan soon - i want to bike the rail trail that we can get on at the entrance of the park & ride to the Itch. River

    January 29, 2014

  • Jim

    This is my daughters delivery date.

    January 26, 2014

    • Metta

      Tell her to hold on!!

      January 29, 2014

  • Andy

    I've reserved site 41 for Fri. and Sat. night.

    December 23, 2013

    • Donna

      I just called Reserve America and they said the reservation is in my name so you need to call them or check your reservation # and make sure you have right dates.

      December 23, 2013

    • Andy

      Oops...I meant to say 42.

      December 23, 2013

  • Donna

    Just checked my reserve America account I have 41

    December 23, 2013

  • Andy

    Donna - You may want to check the status of site 41. According to the reservation site, it is unavailable. Usually they are marked as reserved when it is being used.

    December 23, 2013

  • Penelope (.

    This sounds great, need to look ahead to see if I can make it..hope so
    Peni

    September 12, 2013

  • Donna

    I booked campsite 41 for Friday and Saturday nights

    August 19, 2013

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  • Metta
    "Peacester" 10/2016, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Sissy
    "Martha" 10/2016, Assistant Organizer

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