Osceola National Forest


Area Status: Open

Man and woman sitting around fire ring cooking food on end of skewers with colorful tents behind.

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Road Cycling

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Osceola National Forest

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Osceola National Forest

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Osceola National Forest

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Osceola National Forest

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Osceola National Forest

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Osceola National Forest

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Osceola National Forest

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Osceola National Forest

Small Game Hunting

Many hunters enjoy the simplicity of a small-game hunt. It doesn't require detailed scheming or early alarm clocks and can often be enjoyed as part of a simple trip through the forest with one or two friends or family members.

Small game is everywhere. It's an active hunt that helps hunters refine their skills. It's a challenge to walk through the woods with stealth to spot small game before it spots you. It requires getting in touch with your senses and if you can't hear the birds chirping, chances are you're not being stealthy enough.

And, at the end of the day, you might just have something tasty for dinner!

Hunting on the Osceola National Forest is regulated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Information on quota permits, hunting with dogs, bag and possession limits, camping during general gun season and permit, stamp and license requirements are available on the FWC website Brochure Detail (floridamarine.org).

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Osceola National Forest

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Osceola National Forest

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Osceola National Forest

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Osceola National Forest

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Osceola National Forest

OHV Road Riding

Areas for OHV Road Riding at Osceola National Forest

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at Osceola National Forest

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Osceola National Forest

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Osceola National Forest

Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Osceola National Forest

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Osceola National Forest

Swimming

Areas for Swimming at Osceola National Forest

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
30.283349

  Longitude : 
-82.479658