Olustee Beach

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Come join the fun! Swim along a shallow sandy beach and watch the water birds wade through the cypress. Water ski along the glassy lake or watch the white caps roll in on windy days. You may also enjoy fishing on the pier, picnicking under the hammock, or walk the Trampled Track Trail, which tells the story of Osceola's turpentining history. There are bathrooms and hot showers, picnic tables, grills, drinking water and a group picnic shelter. The sandy beach at Ocean Pond offers a chance to cool off from those hot summer days. Anglers are sure to like the barrier-free pier at the boat launch and parking area. Kayakers can paddle along the cypress that line the perimeter of the lake. Many enjoy the serene atmosphere of this beautiful lake.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees There is a $5 per vehicle charge ($2.50 with Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass or Interagency Senior Pass).
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Day use only
Closest Towns: Olustee, Lake City
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Passes: Annual passes are available at the Olustee Depot Information Center.
Operated By: National Forests in Florida

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site Trampled Track Trail
Toilets Flush
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities $5 per vehicle
Accessible Fishing pier
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