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Ocala National Forest

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Nature at it’s best

The Ocala National Forest offers lots of fun things to do. Alexander Springs is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Pompano Beach, Florida
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What's not to like?

This huge forest is teeming with wildlife, natural springs, lakes, streams, and trails. There is... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Keith B
Umatilla, Florida
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National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.
40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The Ocala National Forest offers lots of fun things to do. Alexander Springs is a beautiful natural place to cool off. Advise is to go early, they stop letting g people in when it reaches a certain capacity. Lots of trails, kayaking and just observing...More

1  Thank dkexperience27
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This huge forest is teeming with wildlife, natural springs, lakes, streams, and trails. There is something for everyone, whether you are just wanting to enjoy the outdoors for a day or want to camp for a week or more. You can camp in the wild...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Lake Kerr is crystal clear, the Oklawaha river is cool and beaming with wildlife. Also, four wheeling through the forest feels like a different country. All free for everyone to enjoy.

1  Thank larrymckinney44
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We visited Alexander Springs, there is a 1.1mile circular boardwalk which is suitable for wheelchair s. It was very warm and the kiddies were having a good lunch on my legs, 20 to be precise. Charge $5.50 per person. Toilets, picnic area but if you...More

Thank Leoba32
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The Ocalla national forest hosts many wonderful things. From camping, to trails, to fishing, to natural springs. The Ocalla national forest visit was exceptional. I highly recommend the trip for any family who wishes to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life...More

2  Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Nice trip to the forest with the family. Miles and miles of forest to drive through. Tons of lakes and springs to drive or kayak or hike to. Areas around can be a little tough. Great day trip!

Thank AnneS589
Reviewed 13 May 2018

If you are looking for a few side trails to enjoy your rig and fid a nice quiet spot to camp away from everyone and everything I'm afraid you're to late. Check google maps and you tube for all those spots that have amazing views...More

4  Thank hilevel81
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Eco Tourism at its finest. Great place to swim and hike. There's also a place for primitive camping near Juniper Springs. The waters were clear and many shades of blue. There's a scenic boardwalk, bridge and historical millhouse.

1  Thank Iconcities
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of waking trails. Dense forest. Camping, hiking, kayaking. Something for everyone. Well maintained. Wonderful aroma of pine.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit on a whim from Orlando. I wish we had had more time and had done more research before we came. We were only able to be here for a couple hours, but it’s beautiful. I’d like to come back prepared to...More

2  Thank 917breannap
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19 May 2018|
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Response from Trippingalong2014 |
Hi Bob, sorry! I accidentally hit that "no" for helpful answer when I was trying to hit reply. But no, we have not left yet, so we still welcome trail advice.
19 May 2018|
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Response from Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Hey! I think you’ll get a great feel for that area in one long afternoon. There’s a cool spot where the manatee like to feed....google that and you’ll find it. But really, once you hike one spot you’ve basically hiked the... More
22 April 2018|
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Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. Have to walk into woods for trails. Other than cattle, Not much to see from roads.