OHV Riding & Camping

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The National Forests in Florida offer a variety of riding opportunities for off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders. With nearly 300 miles of trail, there should be something for everyone, whether you ride motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs or full-size vehicles. Trails are designed for slow speeds so riders can view and appreciate scenery and wildlife and to highlight the importance of conservation, forest management and history. Our trails are NOT designed for mud bogging, donuts and other activities that tear up our national forests.

Buy OHV Passes Online

Before you head out, buy your required OHV pass online National Forests in Florida Ohv Trails - Recreation.gov.

Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests:

  • 3-day pass: $10 per person
  • 7-day pass: $25 per person
  • Annual pass: $75 per person (good for one year from month of purchase)

Osceola National Forest:

  • Roads open to OHVs on the Osceola do not need a permit and are free.  

Riders under 16 years of age

All riders under 16 years old must pass an online course in OHV safety before using our trails. Several state-approved agencies administer online and in-person courses. The ATV Safety Institute offers a free online course. All riders under 16 must carry their course certification with them at all times

Illegal Activities

The following activities are illegal in the national forests:

  1. Cross-country travel
  2. Mudding or destroying natural resources
  3. Cutting donuts in roads
  4. Creating your own trails
  5. Riding at night
  6. Drinking alcohol in day-use areas
  7. Riding double unless the vehicle is designed for more than one passenger, such as a utility vehicle 
  8. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Please stay on designated trails and keep tread depth to a maximum of 1 inch. This will help prevent soil displacement and reduce trail maintenance costs.


  • Wear appropriate safety gear, carry a first aid kit and ride with caution.
  • Anticipate blind turns, hikers, down trees, other riders and horses. Trails are two-way and provide a primitive trail experience.
  • Ride slowly and enjoy the view.
  • Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet, goggles and boots, attend a state-approved OHV safety course and be supervised by an adult.

Required Equipment, Title and Fees

Recreation Areas

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