Ocean Pond hosts more than 100,000 visitors annually. The two-mile wide lake has a shallow, sandy beach and facilities for fishing, picnicking, hiking, restrooms, fire rings and picnic tables. Ocean Pond is a favorite for boaters and skiing enthusiasts. A public boat launch and a 67-site campground attracts visitors from many parts of the country.
The early bird gets the worm! Come early for lakeshore camping. Nineteen sites have electric and water hook-ups, 27 have water hook ups and there are twenty primitive sites. Water and electric are paved spurs with a 50-foot capacity. Each site has a lantern post, picnic table, fire ring and convenient access to bathrooms and hot showers. Campers can enjoy the boat launch and swimming area. If you are interested in day-use activities, the Olustee Beach has full bathrooms with showers, beach, boat launch, fishing pier, trails and picnic areas. The Great Florida Birding Trail and the Florida National Scenic Trail pass through the campground. Motor boats and trailers can be kept in the boat trailer parking across from the boat ramp.
Ocean Pond is just four miles away from the Olustee Battlefield Park, site of Florida's only Civil War battle in 1864. The Olustee Battle Festival and Re-enactmentis held annually in Lake City. The campground is located approximately 1 hour from the First Coast Atlantic beaches and a short half-hour to multiple State Parks, local springs and caves.
They just went way up on their rates. 30$ a night for elect. 20$ a night for just water site. I don’t know if it’s worth that
A nice, clean, remote campground in the north central Florida wetlands/pine and palmetto forests. The bathrooms are clean, as are all of the campsites. Some of the primitive sights might be a little wet after heavy rains but all the paved sites are nice.
Cheap, Quite, Clean and peaceful. We have stayed here many times and will keep going back. You must visit the camp at least one time and you'll be hooked.
I have camp a couple of times across form this camp site at the group camp. There is a lot of room for tents and a few hook ups for rv. It is a great place for a big group camping,family reunion and stuff like that. The morning views are the best with the fog setting on top of the water. Also the camp site is near The Florida National Trail which is a footpath from the south to the north of FL. There is plenty of places to lauch your kayak or boat. The only bad thing there is not much for resupply or stores around. There is one small store but that's about it. So make sure you have what you need. Have fun camping
We found this campground on the national forest website and had planned to stay one week maybe two. Once we got here we found it seemingly crowded, but for good reason, it's got plenty of sites that are filled most of the time with avid travelers who know this is a good spot. There are many volunteers and they keep it quite clean. They have 60 or so sites 15 are electric. There are 2 bath houses each with bathrooms, washer and dryer and 4 showers each. Everyone here seems to be long term travelers and good company. If your passing through this part of Florida its a great stop but it may take a day or two for a electric spot to open up. Lake city is about 30 mins away and you can get any supplies you may need there. In the end we're maxing out our stay at 30 days because this campground is great. We're planning on coming back here on our way out of Florida.
Great quiet and off the beaten path campground. Clean and big sites, with multiple different options. Bring your boat, Ocean Pond is more of a lake than a pond.