Big Scrub Campground

Area Status: Open

Popular with OHV enthusiasts, the 47-site Big Scrub Campground is in the heart of the Big Scrub in the south central portion of the Ocala National Forest. A trailhead provides riders campsite-to-trail access for the Ocala Centennial Trail.


  • Tents, campers and RVs are welcome at Big Scrub Campground, where we have showers, restrooms and drinkable water.

OHV Riding 

  • Campers with ATVs are also welcome, where there is direct access from the campground to the 47-mile Ocala Centennial Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect full recreation sites during weekends. Have backup plans. Sites may close when capacity is reached.
Operational Hours: This site is seasonally closed. Gates open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.
Reservations: Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at IMPORTANT RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT NOTICE: As of Oct. 1, 2023 -- Payment operations at this recreation site will be "Cashless." This means traditional cash fee-tube payment process will not be available. Download the Free Mobile App - to Android or Apple device in area with cellular service (before traveling to forest). For more guidance on using this App, and a the list of other affected Florida recreation sites, please read this Florida National Forests News Notice.  
Fees: $20 per campsite per night.
Usage: Medium-Heavy

General Information

General Notes:


  • Drinking water 
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Tent & RV campsites: 47 sites in the campground

Licenses and Passes

OHV Riding 

  • To ride our OHV trails, you’ll need a pass and safety gear. Riders under 16 must pass an online course. Our OHV web page has all the information you need for a safe, enjoyable trip. 

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