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Ravine Gardens State Park

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1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, Florida 32177

(386) 329-3721

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Brick path in the gardens lined with flowers and rocks.

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For the safety of the participants in our 3K/ 6K Costume Run, the parking lot and paved park loop at Ravine Gardens State Park will be closed to vehicles on Saturday, October 25 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.  Visitors are asked to park outside of our main entrance during these hours.  Pedestrians will still be able to enjoy the paved park loop and park trails during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 Welcome to Ravine Gardens State Park

A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens. The Ravine Loop is closed to vehicle traffic one hour before sunset, but remains open for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The garden's peak flowering period is azalea season, late January to April. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The Roy E. Campbell Civic Center complex features a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms that are available for rent. Located in Palatka at 1600 Twigg Street.