June 17, 2017

According to the booklet, this park was not open to the public and I could not locate it on the Florida State Parks website so I was not sure how this was going to work out for me. I talked to a few state park rangers that I work with and got the address to the park. After doing a little research I found out it was located near Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which worked out great because I was camping there with my dad for Father’s Day Weekend.

When my dad and I arrived at the park we discovered a gate with a lock on it. We called the ranger station but the phone lines were down. Now my dad is a resourceful man and he had an idea. He knows the coding system used by his favorite state park so he thought he would try that logic here and what do you know, it worked!

We followed the driving path to the end where there was a fence and pretty much a dead-end. Although the park itself was very large it was apparent this park was best seen on horseback. Even though I was with the only person I will travel horseback with, we were missing some key items for that type of mission! Maybe this will be one for us to revisit, traveling with proper equipment, of course.