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“Come one come all”

Ocala National Forest
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Umatilla
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.
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 and enjoy serenity and beautiful Florida nature at its best.

2  Thank Christopher B
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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
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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 and a plenty of spots to throw up a tent for the night...every one is blocked off now. The forestry service has closed almost all side trails leading to those beautiful spots you and your rig treaded lightly to access. You have to stick to the numbered roads and hike it in now. Want to camp? Designated campground, surrounded by everyone else that had the same idea you did. This use to be an amazing getaway for everyone. Now, its just an unpaved interstate with the only option to really see the beautiful lakes and prairies is by hiking to them. I won't be back.

4  Thank hilevel81
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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
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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
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