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Withlacoochee State Forest

15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Nice day hike

Pull off on the side of the road at the trail head. You'll see the cars. About a half mile east... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Scott M
via mobile
Florida nature. Oh no!

Got maybe a tenth of a mile down the trail around the lake and saw a huge web and a gigantic... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
via mobile
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With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“bike trail” (7 reviews)
“silver lake” (5 reviews)
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15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Pull off on the side of the road at the trail head. You'll see the cars. About a half mile east flat walk through the woods on a well marked trail. Go during the dry months as I'm sure the caves and trails would be...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Got maybe a tenth of a mile down the trail around the lake and saw a huge web and a gigantic spider! Not a fan of Florida nature! Would never go back! Probably would have been nice if youre into that sprt of thing...

Thank kafkasprague
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this forest. I've ridden it many times and still manage to find new trails. The trails are well marked and the land is used for horses, hiking, etc. It is also well maintained. They have controlled burns that help the forest....More

Thank Max A
Reviewed 27 December 2016

For those of you who don't follow the crowds and want to encounter real Florida, my buddy and I have been hiking the Coochee for over 30 years. An incomplete list of the wildlife we have encountered consist of deer, armadillos, opossums, squirrels, raccoons, gopher...More

1  Thank swamprat2016
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We didn't actually go through the state forest entrance, we parked on the 'unofficial dames caves parking lot' area found on Google maps if you search Dames caves. The trails we were on were great. (: A lot of people complain about the graffiti on...More

Thank India H
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great place to camp. There are a lot of different camp grounds, with electric and water, for tents and campers. You can hike, fish, or just relax. My family has camped here several times.

Thank dwin570
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This hike re-opened my eyes to the beauty of Florida. Many different environs as your hike on the well marked trails. Very big so many more hikes to come!!

Thank dijaber
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, you have to walk about a mile tops but it's so worth it. There's lots of giant caves some so big you can camp multiple tents in them

2  Thank johnathan b
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's great to bike, hike, horseback ride. Nice smooth walking/hiking trail. They also have a great motocross track out near the interstate. Back in the day, you could take old cars out there to have fun "mudding" with, but, you know..times have changed. It's now...More

1  Thank Dabops
Reviewed 16 October 2016

State park is beautiful with well marked trails. Restrooms are clean and located by the parking lots. There are sections of old growth forest in the park. The huge magnolia trees are breathtaking. As of October there are a lot of ticks in the park...More

Thank gulfcoastbreezes
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Are dogs allowed
4 June 2017|
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Response from Max A | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on a leash. However if you have well behaved dogs, let them off the leash and have a great time. I had two boxers and we walked the woods all the time without a leash. They had a blast and so did I.
What are the restrictions for riding an ATM and are there certain times?
1 February 2017|
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Response from Kenk421 | Reviewed this property |
i Really dont know since I dont have an ATV. I have a jeep and look for jeep trails. Google croom motorcycle park. its at the corner of state road 50 and Interstate i75. its worth the trip . it has a campground. and the... More
What are the coordinates of the abandoned Frick Eclipse steam engine trailer? Thank you in advance.
23 December 2016|
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Response from swamprat2016 | Reviewed this property |
Correction: That's Hobe Sound, FL.