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Ocala National Forest

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Scenic and Vast

Visited several of the springs and drove they much of the paved roads. Park is beautiful. Some of... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Jensen Beach, Florida
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Mill Dam Recreation Area

We spent the day on the beach by the lake at the Mill Dam Recreation Area. It was not crowded and... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Donna U
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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 25 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 20 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

3  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

8  Thank PAUL H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very short drive to beautiful place of nature. Out of the traffic and cities. Explore and enjoy at your leisure.

1  Thank Robinskj
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This forest is a natural beauty. We spent most of our time on ATV's and loved being in the forest. Although the park where we stayed was full of ATV riders, we did not see a lot of them on the trails (we stuck to...More

2  Thank Annie2016-21
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I visit this place every year, ever since I've been born! Our cell phones don't work half the time and it's wonderful to be in the peace and quiet. This area is always clean and it's awesome to see wildlife. Fox squirrels, bears, deer, birds,...More

2  Thank LocalLife23
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a wonderful time camping at Lake Dorr, Ocala Nat'l Forest with the senior pass just $6 a night. Nice hot showers & bathrooms , no electric at campsite but each spot has picnic table, fire ring & BBQ grill with water spigot close by,...More

3  Thank jeanie1962
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful trail here! There is a short loop of 9 miles and a full loop of 22 miles. The scenery is diverse from live oaks and palms to tall pines and cactus. Highly recommended if you love mountain biking! Trail is relatively flat, but sandy...More

2  Thank KDSPortsmouth_OH
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Over the years our family has been camping all over the USA. This place has been one of our favorites so far. The sites were clean and well cared for. The service was amazing! Jean and Toby, the caretakers of the campground were very friendly...More

Thank joeandlola3
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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.