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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