Baker County Parks and Recreation

Bakery County Canoeing and Contact info

Sit back, relax, and take in the waves at Baker County. Your ATV and your boat are welcome here, but feel free to take a walk as well.

John M. Bethea State Forest

This 37,736 acre forest is located along the Florida/Georga border. Come camp here year round by permit. Enjoy the black water river in your canoe or take your boat out on the ramp fixed here. 

Ocean Pond Campground

Try this uncommon site, where visitors can camp right in front of their anchored boat. Wake up for a lakeside swim at this beautiful piece of natural Florida. Nineteen campsites here have paves spurs with electrical and water hookups, and all sites have access to restrooms, drinking water, playgrounds, and picnic areas. A half sized basketball court, credit card operated washing machines and dryers, great cell phone reception, and opportunities for bird watching are also present.

Olustee Beach

Come enjoy the sandy beaches and grill out in a pavilion on this portion of Ocean Pond. Bathrooms and drinking water are also featured amenities at this great getaway.

The Landing

This swimming area is designed for larger groups to enjoy. Situated on the North Shore of Ocean Pond, many similar amenities to other destinations on the lake are also present here. Picnic areas, restrooms, and boat ramps make this section of the lake a laid back and comfortable spot to lay out on.

St Mary’s Shoals Park

This enormous track of land is 2,568 acres of wild, authentic Florida. It is an exceptionally bio-diverse recreational area. Experience the black water swamps, forested woods, floodplain, and the two miles of tea-stained riverfront which also boasts white sandy beaches. All forms of transportation are given equal access, including ATVs, horseback, hikers, campers, and even boaters. Come visit this gem for hiking and riding that sits right along the Florida-Georgia border.

Enjoy this slew of great activities found in Baker County. On foot, on the water, on the beach, or on wherever you find yourself walking, expect a memorable time that you, your family, and your friends will recall for a long time to come.

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