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Welaka State Forest

2 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from April 17, 2022 through March 15, 2023.

About This Campground

State Park

Welaka State Forest is located along the east bank of the historic St. Johns River. The Florida Forest Service maintains the integrity of the forest's natural systems while allowing limited outdoor recreation use and environmental education. In 1935, under the Federal Resettlement Administration,…

Reservation Info

All camp sites, dorm rentals, and horse stall reservations can be placed through Reserve America. For more information, contact forest staff at (386) 292-2478. Please plan ahead; the office is not staffed on nights and weekends.

All horses must have proof of current negative Coggins test results…

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  • Drive-In
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  • Verizon
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Site Types

  • RV Sites


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites


2 Reviews of Welaka State Forest

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B H.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

Overall Satisfying Stay

Very nice new concrete RV/Trailer pads with electric and water hookup. The trailer in and out was easy even with a good sized rig (~30feet). Each spot had a picnic table and grill. I was a little disappointed that the hookup sights did not also have fire rings but the primitive tent sights do have…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Very quiet and peaceful

This is a beautiful, quiet and secluded equine campground. It’s the perfect spot for those who love the outdoors. Staff is very polite and very helpful!! Please note there isn’t much close by, so stop at the grocery and get fuel before you turn off 17.

Month of VisitApril


Welaka State Forest is located in Florida


Welaka State Forest is located in northeastern Florida, approximately 17 miles south of Palatka, off of U.S. Highway 17. The forest headquarters and training facilities are on the east side of County Road 309, about 1 mile south of the town of Welaka. The Mud Spring Trailhead is located just across the highway, and the equestrian facilities are located about ½ mile east of the forest headquarters. The John’s Landing Trail is located another mile south on the west side of County Road 309 at the firetower site.


29.451586883455942 N
81.67429647363964 W

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