The Olustee Battlefield marks where a decisive Civil War battle took place on this forest. Interpretive program about owls. The 13,600-acre Big Gum Swamp Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1984. Gopher tortoises occupy upland habitats throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. Horseback riding through open pine flatwoods and wet, scenic bays. Ocean Pond is a favorite for boaters and skiing enthusiasts and campers. Enjoy wonderous sunsets at Olustee Beach. Story Map


The Osceola National Forest is a peaceful place where people come to escape their busy lives and reconnect with the land. Flatwoods and swamps transport visitors back in time and provide a tranquil setting for first-rate hunting, fishing and swimming opportunities.


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