Welcome to the National Forests in Florida

The Ocala, Osceola and Apalachicola National Forests have something special in store for you.

If you're anywhere near Florida, you'll want to take the time to explore your national forests.

Find Your Adventure

Photo: View from a kayak on the Ocala National Forest.

Prescribed Burning Alerts for the National Forests in Florida

Beginning May 5: The Osceola National Forest's 3074-acre prescribed burn will be conducted in both Baker and Columbia County, North of the Big Gum Swamp Wilderness, South of Forest Service Road 212, East of Forest Service Road 214, and West of Forest Service Road 232. The burn is in Compartments 14, 15 and 25.


  • Florida National Scenic Trail

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    The Florida National Scenic Trail, better known as the Florida Trail, is a federally-designated, non-motorized recreation trail that meanders approximately 1,500 miles across some of the most beautiful, unique landscapes in the entire country.


Bear Safety

Interactions between campers and Florida black bears are on the increase. Learn what you must do to store food properly and help keep the bears where they belong.

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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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