There is no entrance charge. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
The park actually has no access to Dunn's Creek waterway at all. There is a 1.2 mile walk into what is known as the "Blue Pond". It is a sinkhole full of water and has yet to be explored. Thought to be very, very deep, it has steep sides and only a few water lilies growing at one edge. It is an easy hike in to view the pond and the area is very peaceful and quiet.
Native Americans used this site extensively as evidenced by the fairly widespread shell mound. During the 1920s, a steamboat stop provided wood and water to citrus loaded ships. The area was also used as a post office for the towns of Pomona and Cisco. The 6,000-acre property experienced turpentining, logging, cattle ranching and farming within the last century. Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, the park was added to the state park system in October 2001.