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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I only spent one night at Gold Head but plan to go back. The camp sites are large and you are not on top of your neighbor. It was nice and quiet. Hiked the trail down to the Ravine and it was absolutely beautiful! The bathrooms were clean and the ranger and staff super nice. I can't wait to hike...

2Thank Lyndy D
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place is Awesome. Nature at its best. Grounds perfect as well as facilities. Staff great. Quite and peaceful. Wildlife awesome. We are a family of Florida natives and this is where we come to get away from it all.

Thank Deborah H
North East, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stayed in a rustic cabin in February. the cabin was spotless with a stone fireplace as well as heat/AC. Full kitchen just enough for two to work around, full bath with a stall shower. One room with the bed, table chairs and futon. Screen porch. A few walking trails and FL pond/lake. Perfect to get out of the northern...

1Thank TR H
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This was my first time at this state park. It certainly will not be my last. My first impression was kinda scarey, tho...I pulled up to the Ranger station, and there was a male ranger on the phone. He turned his back towards me and continued to talk. So I pulled around to park and just go in. I walked...

3Thank Daytonagirl60
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This park is quiet, the restrooms/bath houses are clean and we had a nice relaxing weekend. There are good trails for hiking and birding. The paved roads are great for biking and there is a paved, six mile connector trail that leads to the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail. HOWEVER, the major drawback was the low water level in Little Johnson...

2Thank Christine S
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The cabins are rustic. Yet they have everything you want and need for camping without being in a tent. No internet or TV, but they let you know that before booking. Nice screened-in porch and huge stone fireplace. Full kitchen and bathroom. There is a fire pit and picnic table. You never feel like you are "on top of" your...

3Thank stkittchick
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Ben and Mrs Too are now making it a point to spend one or two Monday-Friday stays in Florida State Parks each winter. We have been tent camping with our children since the mid 1960's, then towing our pop-up trailer up, down, and across the country until the turn of the century. We are now content to rent a cabin...

3Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Continuing our quest to visit a different park every month, we picked ip Goldhead on a busy weekend because it's so close to home. The landscape is a bit different than our local area. The Ridge and Fern trails are completely different from each other but are a good combination for a reasonable hike. Bring a picnic and enjoy it...

1Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. The hiking is gorgeous and very unique as it offers some elevation not often found in Florida. The Ranger at the front gate was very pleasant and helpful. I camped overnight at the primitive campsite which was peaceful and very well kept. Can't wait to go back.

3Thank Curtis A
Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Had never been here but there wasn't a lot of campgrounds to choose from. We are so glad we went to Goldhead State Park! 3 miles in was our site. Big and spacious. Alot to do here. Ravine, swimming, hiking, biking. Clean bathrooms. Will be back!


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Additional Information about Gold Head Branch State Park

Address: 6239 State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656-9707
Region: United States > Florida > Keystone Heights
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Gold Head Branch State Park Hotel Keystone Heights
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 of 5 bubbles Sportarama, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“Go to this state park if you want to go and "unplug" from the norm…very quiet and full of family fun (if this is your type of thing) we love this park!”
 of 5 bubbles Pabooboo, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We like to be close to a bathroom, but not too close that people try to walk through the site.”
 of 5 bubbles supercat912, 24 Feb 2012 | Read review
“We're city slickers and selected a cabin instead of using a tent.”
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