Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee

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The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest in the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890acre and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as off-road biking, hiking, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage.Apalachicola National Forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special purpose areas: Camel Lake Recreation Area, Fort Gadsden Historical Site, Leon Sinks Geological Area, Silver Lake Recreation Area, Trout Pond Recreation Area, and Wright Lake Recreation Area. In descending order of forest land area it is located in parts of Liberty, Wakulla, Leon, and Franklin counties. The forest is headquartered in Tallahassee, as are all three National Forests in Florida, but there are local Forest ranger district offices located in Bristol and Crawfordville.
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  • fascinating forest near Tallahassee, there are several areas dedicated to sports, must try
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  • My wife and I spent last weekend at Camel Lake and were totally satisfied with this campground. The dirt road leading to this campground gave us misgivings about what to expect. We were very pleasantl...  more »
  • Hiked here, went on the sink trails. This was very interesting. Huge sink holes throughout the woods. Many informative signs that explain the formations. Make sure to bring your deet.  more »
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  • Great place to visit and enjoy the outdoors, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, photography and viewing wild life. So load up the family spend a day in the great outdoors.
  • I lived in Tallahassee for over thirty years the forest is very large stretching from the edge of Leon county into Franklin county. It has alot of wilderness ,inner lakes and ponds, hunting and much more. It is something to behold.
  • We love the forest, with its whippoorwills, owls, wild blueberries, fishing holes, and trails. You'll see deer frequently, racoons, squirrels and hawks. Know that there are black bears here, and we saw a Florida panther near here eight years ago.
  • I overnight camp here and I have enjoyed myself every time. There is always new experiences and sites to enjoy. With such a large spread, this National Forest is sure to transport even the most avid city dweller into a world of natural beauty away from the modern world.
  • Wonderful forest with special places. Right now, no hunters and no bugs. But that changes throughout the year.
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