West Tower Hunt Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is 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.  


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