Ocala National Forest Guide

The Ocala National Forest in Central Florida encompasses about 387,000 acres of highlands, coastal lowlands, wetlands, and swamps. The forest has four protected wilderness areas you can explore: Alexander Springs Wilderness, Billies Bay Wilderness, Juniper Prairie Wilderness, and Little Lake George Wilderness. With more than 600 lakes, ponds, streams, springs, and two rivers, there are many opportunities to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, and fishing. Other favorite activities include snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The forest is also abundant with wildlife, including Florida black bears, alligators, foxes, bobcats, otters, and the gopher tortoise.

Shape Hiking Trails

Ocala National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Ocala National Forest

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How to get to Ocala National Forest

Address: 40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784

Fee: Entry fee (per vehicle) $5

Whether you are looking for an adventure or a way to relax away from the city, the Ocala National Forest offers thrilling springs, beaches, lakes, rivers, and much more. With an RV, you have the freedom to explore all 600 miles of forest.