West Tower Hunt Camp

Area Status: Open

A fire tower overlooking the forest.

This primitive hunt camp not only gives you a chance to get back to nature, but also serves as a central point for recreation in the northwest part of the Osceola National Forest. From here you can ride the West Tower Equestrian Trails or hike / backpack on the Florida National Scenic Trail

Hunting / Camping

  • General gun season runs from mid-November to early January. During that time all camping is restricted to designated hunt camps and Ocean Pond Campground.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Bathrooms are unavailable.
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees: Free 
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Lake City

General Information

General Notes:


  • Drinking water
  • Parking
  • Tent camping
  • Toilets

Licenses and Passes 

Camping – Dispersed/Primitive Camping 

  • Many people enjoy this solitude and primitive experience, but knowing your limits, skills and abilities is a must. Following certain rules and regulations will help make your experience safer and ensure settings remain unspoiled.  


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Dispersed Camping

Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Small Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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