About the Park......
Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, this is one of the newest additions to the state park system. The park's natural communities include sandhills, covered with longleaf pines and wiregrass, and sand pine scrub. These communities protect several endangered and threatened species, such as the gopher tortoise, as well as a variety of other native animals. A picnic and hiking area is located on U.S. 17, north of Pomona Park. The mile-and-a-half hiking and bicycling trail takes visitors to the pristine waters of Blue Pond. Located 13 miles south of Palatka on U.S. 17 between Pomona Park and Satsuma
Dunn's Creek State Park is situated in southern Putnam County, 15 miles south of Palatka, between Satsuma and Pomona Park. The park occupies approximately 6,222.4 acres of over 20 identified natural communities. Native Americans used the site extensively, especially the area around Piney Bluff Landing, Evidence proven by an extensive shell mound in the location. Logging operations and turpentining are part of the area history dated back to the 1800’s.