Past Meetup

Scenic Hiking at Mike Roess Gold Head State Park/optional overnight camping

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Whataburger

289 Blanding Blvd · Orange Park , FL

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Sat 1/12/2019 8:30am Scenic Hiking at Mike Roess Gold Head State and afterwards camping out .Come join us for a wonderful hike on some of the Florida trail and state park trails in the state park . I have reserved 2 campsites that can accommodate 2 tents and 4 folks per campsite but you can reserve cabins , some are still available which range in cost from $75 to $100 , you must act quickly on reservation since they are the first to go. I have reserved campsites # 64 and #65 at $20 plus tax and fees to $30 a campsite .We will meet at Whataburger in Orange Park ,Fl 32073 at 289 Blanding Blvd from there it is about a 30 min. drive straight down Blanding to Gold Head. This is a Florida State Park, with 2,000 acres of rolling sand hills, marshes, ravines, lakes and scrub. Gold Head is one of the earliest state parks in Florida. We will begin on the Florida scenic trail that follows Gold Head Branch upstream along the shady ravine, and emerges in a sand hill area to circle around the eerie Devil’s Washbasin. This area has diverse wildlife. Among the wildlife found in the park are fox squirrels, southeastern kestrels, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, turkeys, and gopher tortoises. The park also has pocket gopher, fox, white-tailed deer and variety of water and wading birds. There is a variety of wild flowers here as well. Among them are blazing star, goldenrod, and lopsided Indian grass. This is a 5-7 mile moderate hike. There are some somewhat steep places along the ravine, so you may want to bring a walking stick and wear supportive shoes. It would also be a good idea to bring bug spray, snacks, and water as well. There is a $5 fee for cars with up to 8 people and $4 for a single occupant. Locals in the area recommend McHenry’s Irish Sports Pub for lunch. For those who are interested in having lunch together, it is a short drive from the park or we can grill out in the park since some of us are staying the night but we can discuss that and see who's interested .For more information, check out the website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Mike-Roess

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