Located along the St. Johns River, downtown Palatka is the ideal hub to begin your Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers adventures.  The renovated waterfront community has hotels and bed and breakfasts, the St. Johns River Center, Ravine Garden with Palatka Water Works, beautiful historic murals and a variety of restaurant options. For hikers and bikers, this City has just become designated as a Trail City and has a Bartram Trail Map available for visiting William Bartram sites by water or land.