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Farles Prairie Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Farles Prairie

Set along the shores of Farles Lake, this recreation area is a launch point for outdoor adventures, including boating, birding, and fishing along the lake and prairie system.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk except during hunting season
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $5 launch fee for boat ramp.
Permit Info: Permits are required for OHV use and use of the hunt camp. Fishing? You must have a valid Florida Freshwater Fishing License.
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Winter
Restrictions: Use of the hunt camp is only permitted during hunting season and requires a special permit. If you're fishing, the regulations of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for freshwater fishing and boating apply.
Closest Towns: Altoona is to the south along SR 19. Astor is northeast along SR 19 and CR 445-A.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Florida Trail map & brochure (PDF)
Ocala Adventure Trail (PDF)

General Information

Directions:

South of SR 40 off SR 19. Look for signs on the right.


Accessibility:

Accessed via unimproved roads.


General Notes:

The recreation area has an OHV corral accessible for riders along the Ocala Adventure Trail to enjoy the amenities at this site, access to the Florida Trail, and, during hunting season, a limited number of campsites which require purchasing a special use pass.


Parking:

Unimproved.


Directions:

South of SR 40 off SR 19. Turn off of SR 19 onto FR 22. Look for signs on the right.


General Notes:

The recreation area has an OHV corral accessible for riders along the Ocala Adventure Trail to enjoy the amenities at this site, access to the Florida Trail, and, during hunting season, a limited number of campsites which require purchasing a special use pass.


Parking:

Unimproved.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp $5 launch fee
Camping trailer During hunting season only
Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities $5 day use fee
Parking
Tent camping During hunting season only
Drinking water