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Apalachicola FS sign amid damageLarge cat going through gate at Juniper Creek WMA (sign)Sawyer clearing road damageHurricane Michael damage to Prospect BluffArchaeological assessmentMasticator clears main roadsPlanning for recreation assessmentsSurveying damage to a woodpecker colony Fire operations on Apalachicola National ForestCherokee Hotshots sawyer clearing trees at Prospect Bluff Historic SitesSunshine through standing Pines



The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest forest in Florida, with an abundance of fresh water streams, rivers, lakes, and natural springs.

Make sure to visit Leon Sinks, an unusual geological area of caverns and sinkholes, or the Apalachee Savannas Scenic Byway, with its stunning displays of wildflowers in open prairies near the Apalachicola River.

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Get to Know Your Apalachicola National Forest

Tips on how to make your visit to our National Forest more enjoyable.


Woodworker Handcrafts Signs for Fort Gadsden

Dave Pontis constructing signage for Fort Gadsden

British Fort/Fort Gadsden, a National Historic Landmark, is a shinning example of volunteerism at its best! (Photos)

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