River Rise Preserve State Park


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River Rise Preserve State Park


Location:Off US 441, 6 miles north of High Springs, within O'Leno State Park.
Facilities:Primitive campsites with a centrally located bathhouse and 20-stall horse barn, 20 miles of horseback riding trails, picnic pavilion.
Activities:Camping, horseback riding, fishing.
Special Features:From the 1500s to the 1700s a natural land bridge formed a crossroad between the Santa Fe River Sink and the River Rise that was traveled by Spanish explorers, Indians, and settlers. Today visitors can see where the Santa Fe River disappears within O'Leno State Park and then reemerges more than three miles away at River Rise. From there it continues its journey on to the Suwannee River.
Address:410 SE O'Leno Park Rd
High Springs, FL 32643

Phone:386-454-1853
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/riverrise
Size: 4,425 acres land; 56 acres water.

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From there, it winds down to a sinkhole at O'Leno State Park, where it begins an underground journey until it resurfaces after a few miles at River Rise Preserve State Park. It's the downstream stretch from River Rise and the nearby US27 bridge/boat launch that's of particular interest to anglers hoping to catch their "Suwannee."
Under a blanket of duckweed it quietly spirals into a sinkhole, only to resurface three miles to the west, greatly amplified, in River Rise Preserve State Park.