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“Nice short walk”

Withlacoochee State Forest
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Brooksville
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Owner description: 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.
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 entrance. Dame cave is only one half mile down the trail. The cave is to the right of a large open area. Go past the two angled posts until you see the cable stretched across the front of the cave. The cave itself resembles a sinkhole. You can climb down into the cave on the right side of the little trail using the tree roots.

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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 time or two to help clean up the area to keep our protected areas clean.

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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 Lake. The campsites are all asphalt, with plenty of room. 50/30 hookups. Large pavillion area. Each campsite has fire ring and a table secured to the ground, but far enough away that you shouldn't have to move it. Large grassy sites, no privacy between, but plenty of room. Many people here brought horses, as this facility has horse stalls and lots of trails for riding. The road to the campground curiously is gravel, which is funny considering the campground is all paved. Wonder if they were trying to keep it a secret. Compared to the state parks these bathrooms are in need of updating, but the toilets flushed and the showers were warm. There were no gate codes, but one night when we returned to the campground after 9 pm when it was dark there was a gate secured with a chain but it was not locked. HIghly recommended if you want a quiet place to sleep out in the woods.

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.

2  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.

2  Thank Eliza W
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