Friday, May 26

Friday Finds: Ocala National Forest!

The Ocala National Park is the second largest nationally protected park in the Florida! Located East of Ocala, Florida, it's It's 607 acres of protect Florida eco-enviroments ranging from springs to conifer forests to wetland prairies and is spread over 4 counties.
Established in 1908, it's the oldest national forest East of the Mississippi and the Southern most national forest on the continental U.S.

There are 14 developed campgrounds, each with it's own name.
Amenties vary from campground to campground. Only Salt Lake Campground has full hook-up service for RV's. Several others have dump stations & shower facilities, while others offer a primitive camping experience.

Two cabins are available for rental for a small group or large family. One for 10 people; the other, 12.

The Park features natural springs for swimming and a lake for canoeing, boating & fishing.
There's also picnic areas, extensive trails for off-road vehicles as well as equestrian trails for horse owners, roads for scenic driving and lots of opportunity for nature viewing! 
Small game hunting with the appropriate license is also available! 

So, whether local or out of town, if you're looking for a new place to explore in Florida, be sure to visit Ocala National Forest!


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