Our Story

Friends of Gold Head is a not for profit organization that partners with Gold Head Branch State park.

Gold Head Branch State Park, a Florida State Park, is 2,000 acres (8 km²) of rolling sand hills, marshes, ravines, lakes and scrub located midway between Gainesville and Jacksonville, six miles (10 km) north of Keystone Heights on SR 21. Gold Head is one of the earliest state parks in Florida. Some of its amenities, including cabins, were originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.

For more information of Gold Head Branch State park visit their website at

For more information on the Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail visit

Our Goal

To work together with the community and to help with efforts pertaining to Gold Head State Park in Keystone Heights, Florida and the Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail.

Meet the Team

Melissa Griffin, President

Barbara Bradley, Vice President

Robin Chesser, Secretary

Tish Nelson, Treasurer

E.W. Silcox, Director

Sam Midgett, Director

Frank Williams, Director

Joey Baldree, Director