North of Doctors Lake, the city of Orange Park has its roots in a plantation along the St. Johns River converted to a planned community in 1877
St. Johns River
Hiking, biking, paddling, camping, and other outdoor recreation, public lands, and communities along the shores of the St. Johns River. This is Florida’s longest river, rising in marshes west of Vero Beach and flowing northward 310 miles to the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville. As it has a vast floodplain, there are extensive public lands along its entire route.