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The National Forests in Florida truly offers something for everyone. If you are 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 or learn some fast facts.

The National Forests in Florida also manages the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, one of 11 national scenic trails in the United States.

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Walk in the Woods for Wellness: The Health Benefits of Forests

Lady on a trail in the woods

Almost anyone can reap the rewards of a short visit to the National Forests in Florida. The Japanese call it "shinrin-yoku" or "forest bathing." Even 20 minutes in a forested space is enough to produce positive changes in the body.

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.

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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.