Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
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GPS: 29.8477, -81.9616

Last Price Paid: $11
Number of Sites: 73
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 213 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Ratings Summary

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Anne H
24 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 59

Anne H would stay here again

“Quiet Florida getaway ”

Reviewed Jul 11, 2017

Overall Rating

Note that the rate listed is the Florida Senior rate. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet spot. We were in the Lakeview loop. After driving around, we agreed it was preferable to the Sandhill loop. Because of upcoming hip surgery, we were in a handicap site with a concrete pad, however all the sites appeared to be fairly level. Some had lots of shade (ours and 55 for sure) and some had none. The bathhouse was spotless and, though not air conditioned, had an overhead fan that kept it from being sultry. We didn't do any of the hiking trails due to my husband's hip issue, but I did some geocaching with our friends. All of us came back with numerous chigger bites, so if you wander off the paths, take chigger precautions. We were disappointed to discover that most of the lakes in the park are reduced to small ponds. We were told that this is because some major cities are tapping into the aquifer that feeds these lakes. There is still swimming in Little Lake Johnson, which was reported to be very refreshing, but again we didn't try it out. We did see lots of deer, some wild turkeys and rabbits. Since the lake at the campground wasn't suitable for kayaking, we found a public boat launch on Sante Fe Lake in Melrose just 15 miles south of the park. We also had a great Independence Day with a parade and fireworks in Keystone Heights just 7 miles south. The Verizon service at our site was limited to text and email, though the six minute drive to the ranger station allowed us to make phone calls. Our friends had better coverage with AT&T, enabling them to work online.

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • pets


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