Lake Eaton Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lake Eaton

A large, shallow lake cradled by the Big Scrub, Lake Eaton offers many distinctive faces. As a seasonal access area, the Lake Eaton Campground has only 14 sites.  At the end of the road, the Lake Eaton Boat Launch and Pier offers opportunities for boating and fishing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground and boat ramp gate is now closed from 8p - 8a.
Operational Hours: Open Oct. 1 thru June 1. Gates are open 8 am to 8 pm.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees $8 for a single site, $10 for a double site. 14 sites.
Permit Info: Fishing? You must have a valid Florida Freshwater Fishing License.
  • All Ocala National Forest campgrounds allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in designated swimming and picnicking areas.
  • There is a maximum stay limit of 14 consecutive days in a 30 day period.
Closest Towns: Forest Corners is 6 miles south along SR 314-A, where you'll find a hardware store, post office, grocery, bank, library with wifi, and gas station at the SR 40 junction.
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: There is no drinking water available to campers and no hookups of any sort.

General Information


Drive south along CR 314-A from its intersection with CR 314 for 2.5 miles. Turn left on FR 44, an unimproved and deeply rutted road, and make a sharp left at the "Lake Eaton Campground" sign.

At the corner of NE 171 Ave Rd and NE 61st Street Rd, continue straight ahead through the recreation area gates. The campground gates are on the right.

General Notes:

Other access points to Lake Eaton include the FWC Youth Education Camp and the Lake Eaton Trail (footpath only).




Unimproved road

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Boat ramp $2 launch fee at adjacent day use area
Camping trailer $8 per night
Toilets Vault
Fee charged for some activities $2 day use for pier or ramp
Parking Unimproved
Tent camping $8 per night