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Ocala National Forest

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40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
+1 352-669-3153
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Huge area to do different things

Ocala National Forest is huge, really huge. There are different things you can do in this forest... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Beautiful place to visit...or live in.

We are snowbirds, we live in the Ocala National Forest in Salt Springs just under six months a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Fort McCoy, Florida
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National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ocala National Forest is huge, really huge. There are different things you can do in this forest. Trails, hunting, camping, canoeing.

Thank rmathijssen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We are snowbirds, we live in the Ocala National Forest in Salt Springs just under six months a year. The actual springs in the recreation area are lovely. The forest has bears, deer, osprey, sometomes feral hogs, and tons of birds. Lots of natural beauty...More

1  Thank JoanMN1948
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Ocala National Forest is a gem waiting to be explored! You can spend the afternoon, day, and weeks in this gorgeous, and huge, state park. It has it all in terms of real natural beauty, from hiking to canoeing, to bird watching, to biking, and...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We decided to take Hwy 19 thru Ocala Nat'l Forest from Eustis, FL up to Palatka on our way to Jacksonville headed back to Maryland. This road is scenic, takes you through the middle of the woods with hardly any traffic and is a refreshing...More

1  Thank William K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We went for birding and even during off season had a great time. We stayed in Silver Springs which was a fairly convenient location. You drive for hours on dirt roads and bird and look for wildlife. We saw bears on two different occasions which...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

There is so much to do and see here. Choose trails that suit your ability and then find a Spring to jump in and cool off. We chose lake Eaton sinkhole and silver Glen Springs. Saw otters, woodpeckers, humming birds and snakes.

Thank ginalaura
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Visited several of the springs and drove they much of the paved roads. Park is beautiful. Some of the recreation areas have better camping than others so do your homework before you go. Would love to have walked some of the trails as there were...More

1  Thank Kam2013
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the day on the beach by the lake at the Mill Dam Recreation Area. It was not crowded and very clean. There were picnic tables, restrooms and a place to rinse the sand off before you get into the car. It's only $2...More

2  Thank Donna U
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Ocala National Forest is the southern most forest in the United States, it has the largest track of sand pine, it is a large forest with numerous hiking trails, camping, off road trails, scenic drives, wilderness areas and beautiful fresh springs. If you have...More

1  Thank happytraveler709
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a BIG forest! (673 mi.²) with hundreds of miles of interior dirt roads which range from bad to worse to worst. This is a national Forest, not a national park, in the interior you might not see a Ranger or even another car...More

5  Thank PAUL H
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Gregory M
1 October 2017|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
Once you get more into the interior of the park your chances go up. But I spoke to residents who live on the outskirts of the park and they commented that they see bears pretty often. We even stopped at at drug store after... More
Cathy j
4 February 2017|
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3 February 2017|
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Response from D J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't fish only hike and canoe