by The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park, Inc.




 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.



 Dunns Creek State Park Has a New Entrance
In November and December a new entrance to the park was installed at the 302 Sisco Road entrance.  This will be the main entrance to the park when it gets open on a daily basis.  The Florida Parks Service has seen a huge reduction in development funds for the past year but our District did allocate enough to get this done.  The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park also contributed toward the installation.  
The gate system is automated with a solar-powered key pad and gate actuator for entrance side and a solar-powered motion detector for the exit side.   Improvements to the roadway were included in the project.  Now all we need is for the state to open the park up for daily use.  
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logo.jpg The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park is a non-profit organization (501 (c) 3) dedicated to generate additional support for Dunns Creek State Park.  This Citizens Support Organization is authorize by the Florida Parks System. The group is a valuable source of volunteers. The membership helps on work projects and special events to promote and maintain the park.  Our activities include fundraising, trail maintenance, special events, administration and environmental maintenance projects.  For more information visit our MEMBERSHIP  page.