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Local Parks and Camp Sites

Campership Camp Scholarships Deadline April 30, 2002


Camping Equipment List

(parts excerpted from CityOfJacksonville.Net)

To find out about exciting activities at Jacksonville-area nature parks, see the Nature Scope newsletter.

For driving directions and maps click on the park name.

For a list of all MAPS click HERE

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

Go to Hanna Park page
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
Treaty Oak
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
Camp Echockotee

Acreage: 200 Water: Swimming pool, lake, river. Canoes available. Camping: Short-term, weekend camping.

Program Features

Cub Scout: Cub Scout Resident Camp, Dad & Lad / Mom & Me, Cub Family Camping.

Boy Scout:

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.