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.
Ravine Gardens State Park hosting Junior Ranger Day Saturday June 2nd, 2018.Join Ravine Gardens State park as we welcome new and returning Junior Rangers on a special day just for them!New Junior Rangers will learn the core of what it means to be a…Read More »
Partnership will provide funding for native plants and educational opportunitiesPalatka, FL -- The Santa Fe Audubon Society Inc. has partnered with Ravine Gardens State Park on an initiative to increase the number of native plants throughout Ravine…Read More »
Connecting Youth to Nature through Exploration and CreativityRavine Gardens State Park will be hosting two Eco-Adventure Days camps this summer to connect local youth to nature and provide an exciting and educational way for children to discover the…Read More »