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 natural gem. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, riding horse trails, wildlife viewing and many more.

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Get to Know Your Osceola National Forest

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

Come by the historic Olustee Depot located on US Highway 90 and CR 231 in Olustee, Florida, before you begin your adventure on the Osceola. It's open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, with information on the Osceola turpentine history, Civil War memorabilia, and the timber heritage of the forest.

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