If you’re looking for a fun day trip with the kids, Ravine Gardens State Park is just a short hour drive from Jacksonville. This park has lots to do and great trails to explore.
Ravine Gardens State Park is located at 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka FL 32177. It’s open 8am to sundown, 365 days a year. The cost to enter is just $5 per car.
Ravine Gardens State Park has tons of picnic tables and several areas where you can enjoy lunch or a snack along the trails. There are no concessions inside the park so you’ll have to bring all your food in with you.
One of the highlights of hiking the trails at Ravine Gardens State Park is the suspension bridges. There are two bridges that stretch over large ravines. For Florida kids, who aren’t used to this type of terrain, it can be a real treat. The best time to visit Ravine Gardens is between February and March when the azaleas are in bloom.
If you’re looking for a fun road trip from Jacksonville file with a little adventure be sure to check out Ravine Gardens State Park.