Three Rivers State Park Campground Reopens  

Press Release


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Three Rivers State Park Campground Reopens  

~Following significant damage from Hurricane Michael, the park is now open for day use and overnight accommodations~ 

SNEADS, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service hosted a ceremony today celebrating the reopening of the campground at Three Rivers State Park following the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The campground, which sits along the banks of Lake Seminole, offers one cabin and 30 campsites with electric and water hookups, as well as restroom facilities.  

Three Rivers State Park, which experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael – including downed trees and debris, and facility, road and trail damage – was partially reopened in April following months of cleanup and repair. 

"The reopening of the park's campground signifies that we are one step closer to recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Michael," said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. "We are excited to welcome back campground visitors and I am grateful for the many dedicated staff and volunteers who helped make this a reality."

Visitor safety remains paramount as response efforts continue. Florida State Parks staff continue to work as quickly as possible to finish remaining cleanup and repairs at impacted parks. Amenities and access to certain areas of the parks, including the roads and trails, may be limited until the work is completed. Thank you for your patience as we go through this transition period. 

“Staff and volunteers made an enormous effort to reopen the campground,” said Florida State Parks Director Eric Draper. “This is a great milestone to celebrate. The campground will draw overnight visitors who want to stay and enjoy activities such as fishing, paddling and picnicking on the shores of Lake Seminole.”

Three Rivers State Park is named for the three main rivers that converge within its boundaries to form Lake Seminole: the Apalachicola, the Chattahoochee and the Flint. This peaceful park offers opportunities for hiking through forested hills of pine and mixed hardwoods, and some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. Now that the park has reopened, visitors can once again observe this amazing natural resource and arrange overnight accommodation options. 

Of the 31 state parks impacted by the storm, only Florida Caverns State Park remains closed. Learn more about visiting Florida State Parks.