Ocean Pond Campground

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Ocean Pond hosts more than 100,000 visitors annually. The two-mile wide lake has a shallow, sandy beach and facilities for fishing, picnicking, hiking, restrooms, fire rings and picnic tables. Ocean Pond is a favorite for boaters and skiing enthusiasts. A public boat launch and a 67-site campground attracts visitors from many parts of the country.

The early bird gets the worm! Come early for lakeshore camping. Nineteen sites have electric, 27 have water hook ups and there are twenty primitive sites. Water and electric are paved spurs with a 50-foot capacity. Each site has a lantern post, picnic table, fire ring and convenient access to bathrooms and hot showers. Campers can enjoy the boat launch and swimming area. If you are interested in day-use activities, the Olustee Beach has full bathrooms with showers, beach, boat launch, fishing pier, trails and picnic areas. The Great Florida Birding Trail and the Florida National Scenic Trail pass through the campground. Motor boats and trailers can be kept in the boat trailer parking across from the boat ramp.

Ocean Pond is just four miles away from the Olustee Battlefield Park, site of Florida's only Civil War battle in 1864. The Olustee Battle Festival and Re-enactment is held annually in Lake City. The campground is located approximately 1 hour from the First Coast Atlantic beaches and a short half-hour to multiple State Parks, local springs and caves.

At a Glance

Reservations: All sites are first come first serve and worth the early arrival.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Camping fees:
  • $18.00 for electric
  • $12.00 for water sites
  • $6.00 for primitive only sites
RV Dumpstation fees:
  • Free to campers
  • #3.00 visitors
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: There is no OHV access or use at the campground. Pets are welcome but must be kept out of the beach area.
Closest Towns: Lake City
Water: Potable
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: National Forests in Florida

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Amenities

Boat ramp
Camping trailer
Toilets
Accessible
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities Camping fee
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water