What a peaceful little gem for a family picnic in Palatka, Florida - a quiet and pretty town in north central, Florida. Clearly a local labor of love, the sign at the entrance to Tanglewylde Nature Park reads: Funding for the acquisition of this site was funded by The Florida Communities Trust using Florida Forever Funds.
Maybe Florida Forever should be a hashtag.
This is a beautiful little place with an historic home (no entry into that), picnic tables, outdoor bathroom facilities, wheelchair access, and ample room for a bit of catch or Frisbee with the kids or a romantic day trip. As a bonus, you even get a very pleasant view of the St. Johns River.
I am proud to have added this enchanting place to Google Maps, but let's give credit where it is due. I found Tanglewylde only due to the wonderful Florida Hikes while planning an early morning of multiple hiking stops.
No hiking here, by the way. But I will be back and next time, with a picnic basket.
Find below pictures and a Google Map.
Entrance to Tanglewylde Nature Park, Palatka, Florida - Florida Communities Trust
Wheelchair access and basic facilities help preserve Tanglewylde Nature Park for use by all
Shaded picnic area at Tanglewyle Nature Park
Vew of St. Johns River at Tanglewylde Nature Park in Palatka