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).

See other parks in Florida.
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The second largest nationally protected forest in Florida, Ocala National Forest covers 607 square miles.
Address : Usda Forest Service, National Forests In Florida, Ocala National Forest, Marion And Lake Counties, Flumatilla, Florida 32784 United States
This study was conducted in Ocala National Forest which is located in Lake, Marion and Putman counties in central Florida.
Located north of Orlando in the central part of the state, Ocala National Forest is the southernmost forest in the continental United States.
This editor refused to pay the outrageous ransom and returned to the Ocala National Forest Visitor Center where a most courteous employee named Del told me what I had already read on the passport.
LANG ELLIOTT has been driving for several hours to escape Florida's humid heat, but something tells him to turn and head back to Alexander Springs Creek in Ocala National Forest.
US -- For the past 50 years, the US Navy has been dropping bombs into the 150,000 hectare Ocala National Forest in Florida.
The Florida birds are huntable in the Ocala National Forest, but Langston says chances for success are probably better on five state wildlife management areas (Bull Creek, Green Swamp, Three Lakes, Camp Blanding and Relay), where a quota system is in effect.
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.
The 35-year-old American was swimming in Ocala National Forest when he suddenly saw the open snout coming towards him.
The O2O corridor is a nationally critical wildlife corridor that stretches from the Ocala National Forest to the Osceola National Forest and eventually to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.