This is a great little place to practice a hike in backpacking camping trip. It can get really hot out there on the hike in and out. There is about NO shade at the camp so plan for that. You need to bring all your water for your night and following day. I there’s a rock fire ring at the main camp and I was surprised to see another group come in after we arrived. They went to another spot down the trail. Very great star gazing at night. So dark when all your fire is out. Lots of bugs and spiders. Was not bothered by anything larger. Nice place and free.
The Florida Trail starts at the Oasis Visitor's Center off of US 41 and goes up through the state and finishes off in the panhandle. I haven't completed the entire trail but I have been out to the 7 mile camp several times. This trail is the real deal. Once you're on the trail you're on your own through some pretty tough terrain. Lots of water, mud, and sometimes debris in the way of the trail. There are no utilities and cell service is unreliable in certain parts along the trail.
Hiking out on the trail isn't an easy task and you should do your research before heading out there. You'll need to filter your own water and practice leave not trace principals.
It's a challenge but well worth it! Lots of wildlife to see and undisturbed nature to enjoy. I'm looking forward to one day completing the entire thing!
Note: Since this is in South Florida, the winter months are the best time to camp. Any other time of the year is pretty hot and full of mosquitos.