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Withlacoochee State Forest

15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Cypress Glen

Great campground, large sites, peaceful & relaxing. We stayed on site 34 and after scouting out all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shemarshall
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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cypress glen

Nice cg, large sites 50 amp electric. KUDOS TO MANAGEMENT as I called to request that foliage get... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Pete D
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With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (7 reviews)
“off road” (3 reviews)
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15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
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+1 352-754-6896
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"recreation area"
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"off road"
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"trail riding"
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"fire tower"
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"fire ring"
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"marked trail"
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"large sites"
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"half mile"
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"trail head"
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"caves"
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"nature"
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"campground"
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"horses"
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"wildlife"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great campground, large sites, peaceful & relaxing. We stayed on site 34 and after scouting out all others I would pick this one again. Nice areas for walking the Dogs. Fishing areas, hacking trails, just overall good park. Also, there is a great pizza restaurant...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Nice cg, large sites 50 amp electric. KUDOS TO MANAGEMENT as I called to request that foliage get cut back because I received a coulpe scratches on rv coming in. Two days later truck and crew came in and did the necessary trimming. Thank you...More

1  Thank Pete D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I visited Dame Cave today. The parking entrance on RT 491 is on the east side of the road directly across from Lone Ct., just north of RT 480. The parking area has white markers and a yellow gate at the trail...More

Thank Withlac00chee
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We have gone to the forest several times just to enjoy and relax. Many trails and nature sites are throughout the forest. The Withlacoochee River is very peaceful to explore and watch for wildlife. Just don't go during mosquito season!! We have also volunteered a...More

Thank ginniedroz
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The Tillis Hills Recreation area campground BEATS the Silver Lake Recreation area by far if you're not wanting to be by a lake. It is QUIET. These state forest campsites are in the middle of the Citrus tract, not next to an interstate like Silver...More

1  Thank FLgal63
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The caves are really fun to go in and check out. Its a true adventure taking walks and exp[loring. Bring bug spray!!! But most of all bring a camera.

1  Thank lizzwithadblzz
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We have walked on the trails at the Withlacoochee area. This area of Brooksville, FL and the Ridge Manor area that is nearby offers an opportunity to what Florida's nature areas are like.

1  Thank Eliza W
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

One of few places in Florida that offers tubing. While the water may be cold to some, it's very refreshing and relaxing on a hot day. Arrive early to beat the crowds. Great way to spend the day enjoying Mother Nature.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Hiked the Croom trail A. This is a great multi use area. The trails are designated for hiking, mountain bikes, and equestrian. I was also told they had a motor cross section as well. There is a usage fee of $2 per person. The trail...More

4  Thank Florence J
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Silver Lake Recreation Area in the Withlacoochee State Forest 3 miles off SR 50 near Ridge Manner will return to its serene beauty once the I-75 construction is complete in 2 years or so. Silver Lake has beautiful hiking trails, good fishing and a wonderful...More

1  Thank jerandrachael
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marymccarth0514
12 May 2018|
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Response from lizzwithadblzz | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are several places to enter. If you have a GPS it should show the different locations of entry. Be sure to bring off as horse flies are a nuisance this time of year.
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r_brande12
5 February 2018|
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Response from lizzwithadblzz | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so but there are campgrounds close by
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toadsridin
8 July 2017|
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Response from lizzwithadblzz | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is illegal to shoot in state parks, but there are shooting ranges in the area
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