One of the most popular stops for backpackers along the Florida Trail, Hidden Pond is a designated camping area in the middle of the Juniper Prairie Wilderness with access to a spring-fed pond. It sits between two bodies of water, providing cool evening breezes.
At a Glance
Recovering from the effects of a severe forest fire two years ago that stripped the oak canopy.
Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water
No permits are required
This is a designated primitive camping area available to backpackers during general gun season.
Non-potable, spring fed
Two years ago, one of the worst forest fires in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness started at this spot due to an improperly extinguished campfire. Please be extremely careful with campfires in this flammable habitat. Extinguish with water - there is an ample supply here - not sand.
For drinking purposes, water should be obtained from spring-fed Hidden Pond and filtered or boiled before use.
Camping & Cabins
Dispersed camping at Hidden Pond, designated backpacking campsite in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. The area tends to be very busy on winter weekends.