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Ocala National Forest

#1 of 9 things to do in Umatilla Features Animals
40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
+1 352-669-3153
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Mill Dam Recreation Area

We spent the day on the beach by the lake at the Mill Dam Recreation Area. It was not crowded and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna U
via mobile
Southern most forest enjoy sand pine scrub

The Ocala National Forest is the southern most forest in the United States, it has the largest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent the day on the beach by the lake at the Mill Dam Recreation Area. It was not crowded and very clean. There were picnic tables, restrooms and a place to rinse the sand off before you get into the car. It's only $2...More

Thank Donna U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ocala National Forest is the southern most forest in the United States, it has the largest track of sand pine, it is a large forest with numerous hiking trails, camping, off road trails, scenic drives, wilderness areas and beautiful fresh springs. If you have...More

Thank happytraveler709
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a BIG forest! (673 mi.²) with hundreds of miles of interior dirt roads which range from bad to worse to worst. This is a national Forest, not a national park, in the interior you might not see a Ranger or even another car...More

4  Thank PAUL H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very short drive to beautiful place of nature. Out of the traffic and cities. Explore and enjoy at your leisure.

Thank Robinskj
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This forest is a natural beauty. We spent most of our time on ATV's and loved being in the forest. Although the park where we stayed was full of ATV riders, we did not see a lot of them on the trails (we stuck to...More

1  Thank Annie2016-21
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I visit this place every year, ever since I've been born! Our cell phones don't work half the time and it's wonderful to be in the peace and quiet. This area is always clean and it's awesome to see wildlife. Fox squirrels, bears, deer, birds,...More

1  Thank LocalLife23
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a wonderful time camping at Lake Dorr, Ocala Nat'l Forest with the senior pass just $6 a night. Nice hot showers & bathrooms , no electric at campsite but each spot has picnic table, fire ring & BBQ grill with water spigot close by,...More

1  Thank jeanie1962
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful trail here! There is a short loop of 9 miles and a full loop of 22 miles. The scenery is diverse from live oaks and palms to tall pines and cactus. Highly recommended if you love mountain biking! Trail is relatively flat, but sandy...More

Thank KDSPortsmouth_OH
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Over the years our family has been camping all over the USA. This place has been one of our favorites so far. The sites were clean and well cared for. The service was amazing! Jean and Toby, the caretakers of the campground were very friendly...More

Thank joeandlola3
Reviewed 5 December 2016

All water locations are dried up....trails are unmarked...no signs for way out....downed trees all over...ignored.....people have used it for disguarding things such as toilets, sofas, televisions etc....its become a garbage dump. Who ever by the Federal Gov..to manage this place must be sitting home doing...More

8  Thank palmharbor
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Response from D J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't fish only hike and canoe