Lake Delancy West OHV Campground

Area Status: Open

Camping area in the woods.

Lake Delancy West is an OHV recreation area along Lake Delancy that houses OHV corrals, access to numerous marked OHV trails along the Ocala North OHV Trail System and camping along the lake. The recreation area also serves as a trailhead and designated campground along the hiking-only Florida Trail.


  • Tent and small trailer camping is available at 30 sites within the pine forest along the western shore of Lake Delancy. All sites are within close proximity to the OHV corral, the Ocala North OHV Trail System and the Florida Trail. Heads up: Bears do frequent this area. You are required to store your food in a bear-proof container or in your vehicle.


  • We provide access to the lakeshore marshes for fishing. Perfect for tossing one on the fire for dinner while camping. 


  • Backpackers use the Lake Delancy West Recreation Area as a designated campground along the Florida Trail. The campground is 0.3 mile from the main trail. Segments of the Florida Trail run north and south of this point: North heads from Lake Delancy to Rodman Reservoir and
    south runs to Salt Springs.

OHV Riding

  • OHV riders are welcome to camp at Lake Delancy, the major entrance point for the Ocala North OHV Trail System. A large OHV corral outside of the campground area gives you a place to park your ATV at night.


  • Day users can enjoy a picnic with a view of Lake Delancy while sitting under the shade of the longleaf pines.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect full recreation sites during weekends. Have backup plans. Sites may close when capacity is reached.
Operational Hours: Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Reservations: 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.  
Usage: Medium-Heavy
  • OHV riders must remain on trails marked for their use.
  • All Ocala National Forest campgrounds allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in designated swimming and picnicking areas.
  • There is a maximum stay limit of 14 consecutive days in a 30-day period.

General Information

General Notes:


  • Fire rings
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Tent and small camper campsites: 30 sites in the campground

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.  


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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