Nature Viewing

Choose from the following to find a site: Foggy shoreline on Farles Lake


Immerse yourself in nature inside the Ocala National Forest. Visit in the early morning, as mists rise off the ponds and lakes, to hear a symphony of birds stirring to sunrise. Explore the longleaf pine islands and scrub ridges for unusual plants. Sit silently in your car along a back road to watch mama bear and cubs lumber across the sand. The Ocala is a landscape of living wonders.

Areas & Activities
Snorkelers at Alexander Springs

Springs of the Ocala

Otter fishing in a prairie pond

Animals of the Ocala