Local Parks and Camp Sites
Campership Camp Scholarships Deadline April 30, 2002
Camping Equipment List
To find out about exciting activities at Jacksonville-area nature parks, see the Nature Scope newsletter.
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|Arlington Lions Club Park||Picnic areas, picnic shelters, nature trail, boardwalk, manatee education exhibit, playground, boat ramp, grills. 36 acres||Open sunrise-sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Bethesda Park||Handicap accessible. Urban fishing pond, handicap accessible boardwalk/nature trail, cabin rental, conference hall rental. 49.1 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 764-5531|
|Blue Cypress Park||Community center, multi-purpose play fields, swimming pool (open seasonally with lifeguards), walking area to the river. 118 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 745-5466|
|Camp Tomahawk||Playground, picnic pavilion, nature trails, restroom, grills. 21.3 acres||Open sunrise-sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Crystal Springs Road Park||Nature trails, exercise course, picnic tables, grills, pond, playground, tennis courts, multi-purpose play fields. 40 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 699-2404|
|Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
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|Ocean beach (lifeguards seasonal), fresh- and saltwater fishing areas, hiking trails, biking trails, nature trails, handicap accessibility via dune crossovers and beach wheelchairs (with reservations), picnic pavilions, grills, restrooms/showers, RV/tent camping, playground concession (seasonal), water playground (seasonal). 450 acres||Open 8 a.m.-sunset Admission: $1 per person. Camping: tent sites $13.50/night, RV sites - $18/night. 249-4700|
|Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.||14.5 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails on the Westside.||573-2498|
|Huguenot Memorial Park||Ocean beach, saltwater fishing areas, bird observation tower, picnic pavilions, grills, boat launch, RV/tent camping, restrooms/showers, concessions (seasonal). 449.5 acres||Open 8 a.m.-sunset Admission 50¢ per person. Camping: Waterfront and RV sites - $7.88/night, tent sites 5.63/night 251-3335|
|Lovelace Park||Picnic area, picnic pavilions, grills, nature trails, playground (across street from park). 20 acres||Open sunrise-sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Mandarin Park||Picnic pavilions, grills, nature trails, fishing area, playground, restroom, nature discovery center, observation pier, boardwalk. 36 Acres||Open sunrise-sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Lonnie Miller Sr. Park||Playground, restrooms, nature trails, picnic pavilions. 101 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Pope Duval Park||Urban fishing ponds, nature trails, boardwalk, picnic area, grills. 383 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Ringhaver Park/ Ortega River Nature Preserve||All-children's playscape, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, 2 miles of nature/hiking/biking trails, picnic shelter, grills, restroom. 500 acres.||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 779-1519|
at Jessie Ball DuPont Park
|Boardwalk, picnic tables, information boards. 7 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. Admission free. 573-2498|
|Tree Hill Nature Center||Indoor nature center, interactive exhibits, learning laboratory, wildflower gardens, meeting room, gift shop, nature trails, wildlife viewing areas. 52 acres||724-4646|
|Westside Regional Park||Nature Center, wildlife watch tower, outdoor classroom, picnic areas, pavilion, grills, restroom, playground, nature/hiking trails, biking trails, archery range. 509 acres||Open sunrise - sunset. 573-2498|
Acreage: 200 Water: Swimming pool, lake, river. Canoes available. Camping: Short-term, weekend camping.
Cub Scout: Cub Scout Resident Camp, Dad & Lad / Mom & Me, Cub Family Camping.
Older Scout / Venturing: Rappelling tower.
General: Swimming, nature trails.
|Phone: (904) 264-0121|
|Camp Shands||The camp is located on nearly a thousand acres of oak hammocks, prairie and lakes between Melrose and Interlachen, Florida on the Baden Powell Scout Reservation.||(352) 475-1212|
|Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site||During most of the year free parking is available right inside the entrance. However, during the annual reenactment parking spaces are harder to come by. If you intend to visit the Historic Site during the reenactment read the advice on parking in The Authentic Spectator.||For additional information phone (386) 758-0400.|