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Ravine Gardens State Park

A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens. The Ravine Loop is closed to vehicle traffic one hour before sunset, but remains open for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The garden's peak flowering period is azalea season, late January to April. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The Roy E. Campbell Civic Center complex features a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms that are available for rent. Located in Palatka at 1600 Twigg Street.

Admission Fee:

$5.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. CORRECT CHANGE IS REQUIRED. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.

$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

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  • Debbie B.

    Please check yourself for ticks. I just pulled one off of my stomach and it HURT....OUCH

    April 5, 2014

  • Eduardo M.

    Sorry, could not make it. My allergies are killing me today. What a curse! hopefully if I am careful today, I can go to the Alligator Farm tomorrow :(

    April 5, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      sorry to miss you. Hope you feel better soon so you will be able to make it tomorrow!

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • Debbie B.

    Great seeing everyone and meeting new friends! Got some great shots!

    April 5, 2014

  • Debbie B.

    my cell[masked] in case you need me!

    April 5, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      Hope you feel better soon. See you tomorrow

      April 5, 2014

    • Laryssa

      Debbie wants everyone to know We are in the back parking lot

      April 5, 2014

  • Wayne M

    Would really enjoy going with you guys as I hear it is a beautiful place but being rained out Saturday I had to reschedule a pet shoot this Saturday. Have fun

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Mary P.

    I have a photography class this day.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Cathy B.

    See you there!!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • April Davis K.

    I'll bring my daughter. After the milky way shoot out she wants to take up photography. Yay!!

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      that's awesome! You can be her mentor!

      March 9, 2014

  • Mary P.

    I may head to the Ravine Gardens Sunday. I hear the Azaleas are in bloom :)

    March 4, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      oh man, that is what I wanted to see!

      March 6, 2014

    • Mary P.

      Well they are in bloom but seem to be wilting and have odd spots on them.

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Elaine L.

    I have it on my calendar....more than likely yes

    1 · March 2, 2014

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