Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was created by the Civilians Conservation Corps in the 1930's. The park contains one of the last remaining examples of an old growth stand of longleaf pines. Its marshes and lakes provide habitats to various forms of animals which make the park a great destination for wildlife viewing. Visitors can hike the Florida National Scenic Trail, or they can swim, canoe, or fish in Lake Johnson. There are picnic areas for families to enjoy the day and designated camping grounds to spend the night.