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About Big Scrub Campground

Perennially popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Big Scrub Campground sits in the Ocala National Forest in central Florida. A trailhead within the facility offers riders campsite-to-trail access.


Big Scrub Campground offers direct access to the 47-mile Ocala Adventure Trail. All off-road vehicle riders will enjoy exploring the Tread Lightly Four Wheel Drive Way. A permit is required for use of the trail system.

Learn more about off-road vehicle use in Ocala National Forest.


Big Scrub can accommodate tents, campers and RVs. The campground is equipped with showers, restrooms and drinking water.

Natural Features

The Ocala National Forest spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest.

Miles of trails offer plenty of open space and blue skies for off-road vehicles.

Nearby Attractions

The warm, turquoise waters of Alexander Springs are a short drive away. Visitors can swim, canoe and dive in a natural spring-fed lake and creek.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Sites A and B = Full Hook up = $12 + $10 = $22 per night
$20.00 - $30.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 40 ft.
Big Scrub Campground is located in Florida
29.0503 N
-81.7625 W
Get Directions
From I-75 east, travel on State Route 40 to Forest Road 588. Turn south on 588 and go approximately 8 miles. The campground is on the west side of the road.
1 Review of Big Scrub Campground
First to Review
Big Scrubb Campground

Despite campground having showers & bathrooms and a few spigots to draw water, there is no electric hook ups or water hook ups. Campground is wide open with no shade trees at all. leaving you out in the hot Florida hot sun all day. The OHV trails are not as good or long as the trails at Lake Delancy west. Do not like this campground . Even though Lake Delancy west has no showers or water/electric hook ups we like it better because of the shade trees. We bring our own showers & generators for power.