Apalachicola National Forest


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Apalachicola National Forest

Address:PO Box 579
Bristol, FL 32321

Phone:850-643-2282
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida
Size: 564,000 acres.
Location:Florida Panhandle. Accessible by US 98 and 319; FL 65. Nearby cities/towns include Apalachicola, Bristol, and Tallahassee.
Facilities:5 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (85 miles), boat ramps, swimming beaches, rifle range.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ORV riding.
Special Features:64-mile segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail; Bradwell Bay Wilderness; Leon Sinks Geological Area; Fort Gadsden Historical Site.

See other parks in Florida.
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Since beginning his career 1967, as a temporary employee on the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, Chip has served the National Forests in Vermont, Montana, Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and at the National Headquarters in Washington, DC.
This service, valued at over $2,000,000, includes protecting sea turtles at Canaveral National Seashore, mapping shipwrecks at Biscayne National Park, and providing environmental education at Apalachicola National Forest.
supports a biologist who monitors 200 red-cockaded woodpecker clusters in the Apalachicola National Forest.
Comprising 571,088 acres--nearly twice the combined size of the other two national forests in Florida--the Apalachicola National Forest (ANF) even offers shots at seatrout and redfish in cooler months in backwaters of the Apalachicola River that drains into the Gulf of Mexico.
According to a 1998 status review, which led to the decision, Apalachicola National Forest and adjacent lands support an estimated 400 bears; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Osceola National Forest, and adjacent lands together contain an estimated 1,200 bears; Ocala National Forest and adjacent lands are estimated to have over 200 bears; and Big Cypress National Preserve and adjacent lands have about 400 beam.
Today, in fact, only four large red-cockaded woodpecker populations exist in the world, all in the southeastern United States, and all on public lands: in the Apalachicola National Forest in northern Florida; the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina; the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana; and in the Sandhills of North Carolina, where the population is scattered about on state land, the Army's Fort Bragg, and surrounding areas.
Tate's Hell State Forest borders the Apalachicola National Forest to the north and Apalachicola Bay to the south.
Apalachicola National Forest Restoration Recipient: Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance This project will support existing longleaf management initiatives and continue to increase local implementation team capacity around the Apalachicola National Forest and St.