Ocala National Forest


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Ocala National Forest

Address:17147 E Hwy 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488

Phone:352-625-2520
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida
Size: 389,000 acres.
Location:Central Florida. Accessible by US 17 and 301; FL 19, 40, 42, and 314. Nearby cities/towns include DeLand, Eustis, Ocala, and Palatka.
Facilities:2 cabins, 14 campgrounds, 3 group camps, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails, canoe rentals, boat ramps, fishing piers, rifle range, visitor centers.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding.
Special Features:Nation's southernmost forest and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi. Points of interest include Big Scrub, largest stand of sand pine trees in the world; Juniper Springs, a semi-tropical environment unique in the national forest system; Alexander Springs Creek Wilderness, a hardwood swamp and sand scrub pine ecosystem that provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife; a 67-mile segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section).

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I've always lived in Florida, and I didn't realize that we even had springs before I started working here," says Tonee Davis, a natural resource specialist with Ocala National Forest.
Ocala National Forest has two First Magnitude springs.
Population management of this threatened species on the Ocala National Forest will likely require habitat management to increase the number of breeding territories and reduce the effectiveness of predator communities.
Forest Service, Ocala National Forest, and I thank M.
In Ocala National Forest, foresters and local volunteers replaced slash pine with stronger, more resilient longleaf pine.
in the closest proximity to cities hosting playoff games, as well as in the Ocala National Forest near Tampa, Florida, site of Super Bowl XLIII.
Ocala National Forest in Florida has undergone a significant decline in its population of longleaf pine trees, threatening or endangering more than 30 plant and animal species dependent on the forest.
Ocala National Forest, Florida: More than 30 plant and animal species are threatened or endangered due to the decline of the longleaf pine forest.
Smith Barney clients' overwhelming response to this campaign has driven the number of trees to be planted beyond the 100,000 mark, enabling the fortification of three national forests: The Huron-Manistee National Forest in Michigan; the Ocala National Forest in Florida; the Sequoia National Forest in California and the "re-greening" of Katrina-impacted communities.
In fact, for each client who enrolls in the firm's E-Delivery service, Smith Barney will recognize the contribution to the environment through a donation, in his or her name, to the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree in one of three national forests including: The Huron-Manistee National Forest in Michigan; the Ocala National Forest in Florida; the Sequoia National Forest in California; or in a Katrina-affected region of the Gulf Coast.
Umatilla, located in rural Lake County, on the outskirts of the Ocala National Forest, is a small town with only two other comparable eateries.
Forest Service will conduct free two-hour field trips by bus into Ocala National Forest bear habitats, which will provide participants with an interactive lesson about bear biology and ecology management.