Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Hog Island - Withlacoochee State Forest
Operator
State
Access
Walk In
Features
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Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
Location
Hog Island - Withlacoochee State Forest is located in Florida
Latitude
28.619 N
Longitude
-82.239 W
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3 Reviews of Hog Island - Withlacoochee State Forest
Real Florida

We love it! It’s close to us. Bring canoe or kayak and fishing pole. Pretty quiet although you can hear some traffic. Get up early in the morning and take walk and you are sure to see some deer. Restrooms are dated but clean. Firewood available for donation and 1-4 are walk up sites.

another sweet spot in the woods.

stayed with friends for a weekend r&r. didnt do much but was nice. bathrooms again are good.

First to Review
Nice and secluded.

The Hog Island Recreation Area is located on the eastern bank of the Withlacoochee river close to the small town of Nobleton. Part of the recreation area includes the Hog Island Nature Trail, part of the Trailwalker Program and officially certified as part of the longer Florida National Scenic Trail. The Hog Island Campground (fl-dof.com) provides nicely shaded and dry campsites for tent and RV campers with picnic tables and fire rings at each site. These sites are amazingly screened from each other with natural understory vegetation and access to the Withlacoochee River. Restroom with showers (which could use a little love and care), water spigots and a dump station are located nearby. Campers arriving by canoe can stay at a riverside campsite that includes access to drinking water.

This is a good campground with pretty decent warm/hot showers and electric hookups, so you aren't going to really be spending a few days completely off the grid. Although, cellular service is spotty, but mostly usable. The camp hosts were really nice and supposedly no pets are allowed, but I definitely heard some dogs at night. Just a few steps away is the Hog Island boat ramp, nature trail and a section of the Florida National Scenic Trail leaving you with lots to do.

You get your standard nice campground features

·       Large shared picnic area

·       Good fishing

·       Canoe and boat launch

·       No pets allowed.

*I heard some dogs and there were basically no one around, so maybe the host let some people get away with it…

·       2-mile loop Nature Trail.

·       Hiking trails:

  •  - River Trail/Sumter is 7.2 miles.

·       Equestrian trails: 

  •  - Hernando Main Loop is 18.65 miles.
  •  - Hernando is 36.35 miles.
  •  - Sumter is 7.70 miles.