Big Scrub Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Big Scrub Campground

Perennially popular with OHV enthusiasts, the Big Scrub Campground is in the heart of the Big Scrub in the south central portion of the Ocala National Forest. There are 47 sites.

A trailhead provides riders campsite-to-trail access for the Ocala Centennial Trail.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: TEMPORARILY CLOSED Gate open from 8 AM to 8 PM. A gate code is available for after hours.
Reservations: Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online:

Recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $12 per night camping. $10 for OHV trail per operator, $5 for age 15 and under operator.
Permit Info: An OHV permit is required for use of the trail system. Please see the Passes & Permits section.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • An OHV permit is required for use of the trail system. Please see the Passes & Permits section.
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Weirsdale, Altoona
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Restrooms with showers, hot water
Information Center: Download the Ocala Centennial Trail map (PDF)

 

General Information

Directions:

From Weirsdale, drive east on SR 42 for 7.4 miles. At a blinking light, turn left onto SE 182nd Avenue Rd. Drive 4.1 miles to Forest Road (FR) 14, on the right. FR 14 is an unimproved road, sometimes deep in soft sand in spots. After approx. 5 miles, the campground is on the left at the crossroad of FR 14 and FR 13. It can also be accessed from SR 40 by driving south on FR 13 for approx. 12 miles.
 


Parking:

Limited to those camping in the campground. There is a small unloading/loading parking area just outside the campground gate for OHV users.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

RVs are welcome at Big Scrub Campground, where there are showers, restrooms, and potable water. 47 sites, no hookups or dump station.

Reservations required.
Reserve online or call 1-877-444-6777

Fees: $12 per night
Reservation required?: Y
Permit: Permit required for ATV use.
Hours of Operation: Gates open 8 AM to 8 PM. Call ahead if you will be arriving later to ensure you have the gate code.

Campground Camping

Tents, campers, and RVs are welcome at Big Scrub Campground, where there are showers, restrooms, and potable water. 47 sites, no hookups or dump station.

The maximum stay limit is 14 consecutive days within a 30 day period.

Reservations required.
Reserve online or call 1-877-444-6777

Fees: $12 per night
Reservation required?: Y
Permit: Permit required for ATV use.
Hours of Operation: Gates open 8 AM to 8 PM. Call ahead if you will be arriving later to ensure you have the gate code.

OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities OHV Trail Riding
Tent camping
Camping trailer