The Osceola National Forest is located in the northeastern part of Florida.
Where is this Forest?


The Olustee Battlefield marks where a decisive Civil War battle took place on this forest. Hardwood and cypress predominate on the muck soil in the deep swampy areas. The 13,600-acre Big Gum Swamp Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1984. Gopher tortoises occupy upland habitats throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. Horseback riding through open pine flatwoods and wet, scenic bays. Ocean Pond is a favorite for boaters and skiing enthusiasts and campers. At Olustee Beach enjoy swimming, fishing, picnicking, or walk the Trampled Track Trail.



Osceola NF, Ocean Pond Campground, Nice Wander Trail, Fanny Bay Trail, West Tower Equestrian Trail



The Osceola National Forest is a natural gem. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, riding horse trails, wildlife viewing and many more.



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Get to Know Your Osceola National Forest

Tips on how to make your visit to our National Forest more enjoyable.

Come by the historic Olustee Depot before you begin your adventure on the Osceola. It's open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, with information on the Civil War, environmental systems, and the timber heritage of the forest.


US Forest Service seeks applicants for recreation advisory committee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on a new Southern Region Recreat

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on a new Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee for national forests across the Southeast. 

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