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The Florida National Forests truly offer something for everyone!

If you are anywhere near Florida, you won't want to miss the chance to explore the Apalachicola, Osceola and Ocala National Forests! Find your place on our Interactive Map.

The National Forests in Florida also manages the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, one of eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States.

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Alligator Safety

Florida Alligator

Although many Floridians have learned to coexist with alligators, the potential for conflict always exists. The following information provides valuable safety tips for coexisting with alligators.

Volunteer with the National Forests in Florida!

Forest Service Volunteer

Explore the volunteer opportunities on the Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola National Forests and the Florida National Scenic Trail

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Recreational Drone Safety Tips

Drone Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

The following tips are for responsible hobby or recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “Drones” on National Forest System Lands.