One of the most popular stops for backpackers along the Florida Trail, Hidden Pond is a spring-fed pond in the middle of the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. 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
Non-potable (unless filtered), 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 can be obtained from spring-fed Hidden Pond and filtered or boiled before use.