Lake Shore Group Campground

Area Status: Open

A picnic table with a lake in the background.

Located on the north shore of Fore Lake, Lake Shore Group Campground is a favorite for scout troops, church and civic groups, as well as large families and family reunions. 


  • Launch your own boat, canoe or kayak and have a great time exploring the far reaches of Fore Lake with your group. 


  • Tent camping on the shores of Fore Lake is a popular activity for civic and scout groups. Limited RV parking (no hook-ups) is available. 
  • Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at


  • Launch your electric-motor boat into Fore Lake for some fishing, or fish from the bank of the campground.


  • A large covered picnic pavilion is the centerpiece of the campground, a gathering place for groups who visit here.


  • A small beach gives you access to the sand-bottomed Fore Lake for swimming. Swim at your own risk - be aware of alligators in this lake!

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: Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at
Fees: $100 per night, two night minimum. Maximum 50 people.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
  • 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.
  • For group reservations only.
Closest Towns: Forest Corners, Silver Springs and Salt Springs

General Information

General Notes:


  • Boat ramp
  • Drinking water 
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables with pavilion
  • Showers
  • Tent campsites

Licenses and Passes


  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  



Restroom and bathhouse is accessible.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized


Recreation Areas

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