Gold Head Branch State Park Trail Florida

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Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park is one of Florida's first state parks, showcasing the incredible artistry of the Civilian Conservation Corps … See more

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Nov 29, 2023
Had a great time at Gold head State Park in Cabin 115… named “Sassafras”. Thought I would take some photos since I wasn’t able to find many before I went. The cabins were just redone a year ago. Stil… Full review by B R
Oct 4, 2023
My wife and I stopped by Gold Branch State Park for a short visit while traveling through the area. We stopped to hike down the ravine. We were stunned by the elevation change and beauty of the sprin… Full review by TrailTrekker15
Sep 29, 2023
We rented a cabin for 3 nights in search for some solitude in nature and we got just that. It felt like we were completely alone in the entire park and it was perfection. The cabin was basic but it … Full review by Noli N

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Any problem with cellular service (Verizon) while staying here?
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Yes, I had zero bars on my Verizon phone in our camp site. So I went to a clearing, and at least got 1 bar! No trouble on calls and texts, but I couldn't send pictures until I left the park. …
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Yes, I had zero bars on my Verizon phone in our camp site. So I went to a clearing, and at least got 1 bar! No trouble on calls and texts, but I couldn't send pictures until I left the park. My service is 4g.
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Answer by Valerie H · May 3, 2021
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How is the lake for canoeing, fishing, and swimming?
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The water level fluctuates so you must call the park for the latest level. We have seen it dried up before.
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Approximate number of steps down to the ravine?
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Exactly 81
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Who was/is Mike Roess? I briefly looked online but couldn't find his bio.
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The initial property was donated by Martin J. "Mike" Roess (pronounced "Race") and developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was launched in …
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The initial property was donated by Martin J. "Mike" Roess (pronounced "Race") and developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was launched in 1933 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat unemployment during the Depression. There is lots of information on the net about Martin J. Roess.
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Answer by Mike C · Jan 29, 2016
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Can I arrange to have my wedding, business meeting or family reunion at a state park in Florida?
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Special events are permitted at Florida State Parks.
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