Ocala National Forest
Lake George Ranger District
17147 E. State Road 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488
Pittman Visitor Center
45621 State Road 19
Altoona, FL 32702
Seminole Ranger District
40929 State Road 19
Umatilla, FL 32784
National Forests in Florida
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Where is this Forest?
The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest.
The Forest has more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs, including three first-magnitude springs where visitors can swim, snorkel, and dive in their crystalline waters year-round.
Tips on how to make your visit to your National Forest more enjoyable.
Looking for a place to play? Check out the Recreation Areas or browse our Interactive Map.
Exploring the back roads? Download the Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Have an ATV or Jeep? Learn about off-road trails.
Going camping? Pick out a campground that suits your needs.
Practice safe camping: be bear aware!
Take a walk in the woods: Wander the hiking trails.
Driving through our forest? Enjoy the Scenic Byway
Florida black bears are opportunistic at snatching unattended food, and our raccoons are renowned for sneaky tricks. Learn how to properly store your food with these handy tips.
Beneath a tightly-knit canopy of live oaks, Juniper Springs is a beautiful pool of crystalline water in the heart of the desert-like Big Scrub.
Curious where the best equestrian trail is or need to get an OHV permit? Visit the Pittman Visitor Center to obtain forest information, maps, passes, guidebooks, and much more.
The Ocala National Forest has four wilderness areas designated by Congress as places where habitats are untrammeled by man, protected and managed to preserve their natural state.
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