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Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee

(4.4/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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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  • We stayed 2 nights at site 2. It is a small location, maybe 10 sites total, which means it is peaceful...just the sounds of crickets and frogs in the evening. Craig, one of the camp hosts, was great! ...  more »
  • Very nice setting in a long leaf pine and palmetto forest with other trees mixed in as well. The campground is not very big (about 11 or so sites and only 4 or 5 have electricity and water) and the si...  more »
  • The hiking and bike trails take you through the pines in the Apalachicola National Forest and past several wetlands. We went in near Longevity Lane on Woodville Highway & the St. Mark's trail goes rig...  more »
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  • Great forest to take a drive. Lots of hiking trails, dirt roads and wildlife to explore.
  • Was amazing to wander around. Extremely quiet and so many different areas and parts to explore. Can't wait for my next trip.
  • Really clear water in lakes. Also very clean park.
  • Great Place
  • Great forest to explore