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Big Scrub Campground

Area Status: Open
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Big Scrub Campground

Perennially popular with ATV riders, the Big Scrub Campground is in the heart of the Big Scrub in the south central portion of the Ocala National Forest. There are 62 sites.

A trailhead provides riders campsite-to-trail access for the Ocala Adventure Trail.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gates open 6 AM to 9 PM. Call ahead if you will be arriving later to ensure you have the gate code.
Reservations: Reservations are not required to camp here, however campers can make a reservation if they prefer to do so.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $12 per night. Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online: Reserve your place under the stars
Permit Info: An OHV permit is required for use of the trail system. Please see the Passes & Permits section.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: An OHV permit is required for use of the trail system. Please see the Passes & Permits section.
Closest Towns: Weirsdale, Altoona
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Restrooms
Information Center: Download the Ocala Adventure Trail map (PDF)

 

General Information

Directions:

From Weirsdale, drive east on SR 42 for 7.4 miles. At the blinker, turn left onto SE 182nd Avenue Rd. Drive 4.1 miles to FR 73, on the right. FR 73 is an unimproved road, sometimes deep in soft sand in spots. After approx. 3 miles, the campground is on the left at a crossroad. It can also be accessed from SR 40 by driving south from Mill Dam on Pipeline Road, a signed but unimproved road, for approximately 6 miles.
 


Parking:

Limited to those camping in the campground.


Directions:

From Weirsdale, drive east on SR 42 for 7.4 miles; at the blinker turn left onto SE 182nd Avenue Rd. Continue on for 4.1 miles and then turn right on to FR 14. FR 14 is an unimproved road, sometimes deep in soft sand in spots. After approximately three miles, Big Scrub campground will be on the left at a crossroad. Big Scrub can also be accessed from SR 40 by driving south from Mill Dam on FR 13 for approximately six miles. FR 13 is an unimproved road, but has signage.
 


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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Drinking water