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Camping in Ocala National Forest

THE BEST Hike-In CAMPING NEAROcala National Forest, Florida

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81 Reviews of 18 Ocala National Forest Campgrounds

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2022

Spacious serenity

Silver Springs Silver Springs SP Beautiful Florida campground with 60 sites, many pullthrus. The sites are huge with lots of space and privacy. Lush surroundings. Water, electricity, fire pit, grill and picnic table on level gravel sites. The bathhouse is modern, clean, good sized. They have family…

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Month of VisitFebruary
jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2022

Area closed

No longer open

Month of VisitFebruary
kThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2021

Great access to trails

Good for mountain bikers

Month of VisitJanuary
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2021

A nice place, curmudgeonly host

Near Florida Jeep Badge of Honor trail. A quaint place with sandy roads on a Lake. Made new friends round the campfire. No ghost stories, just some conspiracy theories. Didn’t see any gators. Bears, panthers, and raccoons left us alone. The campground host was a grumpy guy just doing his…

Month of VisitJanuary
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Hidden Gem

The roads to get here are bumpy. Right next to the river and the trees open up so you get a great view of the stars.

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Month of VisitDecember
Lindsey H.
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2021


Very pretty, the glasses bottom boat tours are reasonably priced and 100% worth it. Beautiful hiking trails. The cute town center with gift shops, museum, and restaurants was under construction when I was there but there was a food truck. No swimming but there is plenty to do. Decent cell service.…

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2021

Friendly staff

Very friendly staff, clean and we had a great time

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Month of VisitDecember
Donna B.
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2021

Grateful hammock

This place is so wonderful, I'm never leaving!! Honestly, I am the host so I may be a bit bias. 😃 We have lots of fun out here, especially in the Fall, Winter and Spring. If you are true champions like us and can handle the Florida bugs and heat then the summer is fabulous here too.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Daniel S.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Huge sites beautiful springs

We had such a great time campground was great and all of the staff at the park were extremely polite, happy to be there, and helpful.

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Month of VisitSeptember
B H.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

Overall Satisfying Stay

Very nice new concrete RV/Trailer pads with electric and water hookup. The trailer in and out was easy even with a good sized rig (~30feet). Each spot had a picnic table and grill. I was a little disappointed that the hookup sights did not also have fire rings but the primitive tent sights do have…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Very quiet and peaceful

This is a beautiful, quiet and secluded equine campground. It’s the perfect spot for those who love the outdoors. Staff is very polite and very helpful!! Please note there isn’t much close by, so stop at the grocery and get fuel before you turn off 17.

Month of VisitApril
Falon N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

The Best

The only bad part about our stay was when we had to pack up and leave. I could seriously camp here for weeks on end. It really is that great of a place. Simple and clean with just the right amount of amenities to make your stay comfortable without feeling too “commercial.”

Also the lake is…

Month of VisitApril
Gregory R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Great spot

I have been a camper here since I was 10 years old.  The upgrades have been great.  My kids & grandkids camp there often.  It's a beautiful campground in the Ocala National forest.

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2021

Great little campground

Wonderful little campground by a beautiful lake. Restrooms and showers were great along with the dishwashing station. It is an active area for bears so make sure not to leave any food out at night. The campground does have a bear proof box to store some stuff in at night but make sure to put food…

Month of VisitMay
Suzy R.
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021


I've been here a few times and enjoyed both times.

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Month of VisitNovember

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