The Three Rivers State Park is located in northern Florida near the southeast corner of Georgia. The park is named for the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola rivers that meet here to form Lake Seminole. The mild winters make this an ideal spot for RVers looking for a warm place to visit during the winter months.
Nature lovers will enjoy hiking or biking the park trails while taking in the forest of pines and hardwoods. Tread lightly and you may catch a glimpse of fox squirrels, gray foxes, or white-tailed deer. Look up and you just might see a bald eagle or another of the many native and migratory birds in the area.
Some of the best freshwater fishing in Florida can be found on Lake Seminole. Bring a boat or cast your line off the 100-foot pier or the small fishing dock. There’s a fish cleaning station to help with preparation too. In addition to fishing, water-enthusiasts will find a host of activities from jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing to hiking and biking. There are two boat ramps suitable for smaller craft located within the park. There are also two county-maintained boat launches for larger watercraft located just outside the park on the east and west sides.
Families will enjoy bringing the kids to the playground or picnicking at one of the many shaded picnic tables with grills located throughout the park and overlooking the lake. If you bring your pet along be sure to keep him on a six-foot leash.
Three Rivers State Park, located in the Central Time Zone, is situated in northern Florida near the southwest corner of Georgia. You will find this wonderfully peaceful park where the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola rivers meet to form Lake Seminole.
The park is easy to reach off of I-10 about two miles north of Sneads. There are a few stores in Sneads including a convenience store, small box store, grocery store, and bait shop. Entertainment is limited in this area so plan on spending your time at the park unless you want to drive a bit further.
After you park your camper in one of the many pull-through and back-in sites, you can travel around the park on one of the four trails that provide self-directed nature walks or the seven miles of bike trails located throughout. Forms of water transportation include large and small boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and jet skis.
This full-facility campground next to the lake that is open year-round. If you want to beat the heat you may prefer camping here during the cooler months of October through April. There is a camp host on site to help you with any questions or concerns. The restrooms and bathhouse are clean and well-maintained.
The campground features 30 single-family campsites which can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet long. There are both back-in and pull-through sites available and three of these sites are handicap-accessible.
Seven sites are located right along the water and all sites have nice views of the lake. The campsites are good sized and each one comes with a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. Electric and water hookups are also available.
Pets are permitted but only in designated areas. They must always be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and be consistently well-behaved. Fireworks and hunting are not allowed in any Florida state park. Firewood is available for sale at the on site store, but wood gathering is not allowed. You can book your site up to 11 months in advance.
Sites not reserved in advance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grab a Florida freshwater fishing license (if you are 16 to 65-years-old) and head to Lake Seminole. The lake covers 37,500 surface acres but averages only 10 feet in depth. These unique conditions create an environment conducive to lake life and Lake Seminole is well-known for its great yields. You may catch some largemouth and smallmouth bass, speckled perch, bream, bluegill, or catfish. There are at least 79 different species of fish beneath the water’s surface.
Bring your large or small watercraft and enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. There are two small boat ramps within the park. One ramp is for registered campers only and the other, located near the picnic area, is also for general use by park visitors. Two more boat ramps for larger watercraft are located outside the park's eastern and western edges. Or, if you prefer, you can fish off the 100-foot pier, or a smaller dock, or along the bank.
Lake Seminole has alligators, so swim with extreme caution. As you go further out from shore, the hazards are reduced and you can enjoy a variety of fun water sports. Many visitors go water skiing, jet skiing, and tubing. You'll need to bring your own boat and equipment because only canoes are available for rent at the park. You can launch your small watercraft from one of the two small-boat launches located in the park. Be advised, the lake is considerably shallow. There are many areas with aquatic vegetation and old tree stumps so always be aware and use caution!
Lake Seminole is an ideal place to canoe and kayak. Aluminum canoes are available for rent at the park and life preservers and paddles are provided. Most seasoned boaters prefer shallow draft boats due to the shallow nature of the lake which includes many tree stumps and promotes aquatic vegetation. There are two boat launches available in the park. One ramp is for registered campers only and the other, located near the picnic area, is also for general use by park visitors. Two more boat ramps, for larger watercraft, are located outside the park on the east and west sides.
Picnicking at Three Rivers State Park is always an option! The picnic area is well-shaded and overlooks Lake Seminole. Take in magnificent views of the lake while enjoying a picnic meal with friends and family. There are three picnic pavilions, grills, picnic tables, and a restroom located in the picnic area. The hiking trail begins in the picnic area and a small fishing dock is located here too. You may reserve a picnic pavilion in advance, or they can be used without a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.
It's easy to get out into the serenity of nature during an RV visit to Three Rivers State Park. Hikers and bicyclists will enjoy the miles of trails located within the park. Bicyclists will find over seven miles of trails and paved roads including semi-rough terrain with moderate elevation changes. Florida law requires helmets be worn by all cyclists age 16 and under.
Hikers will also enjoy the park and can access the four self-guided nature trails from the picnic and camping areas. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the lake or a moderately strenuous hike through the hill country.
Bring your binoculars in your camper because Three Rivers State Park lies along the Atlantic Flyway which productive ecosystems support a wide variety of birds. Watch for migratory birds during the spring and fall along with native species year-round. Three Rivers State Park is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, a project of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. The ultimate goal of the Trail is to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.