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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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TripAdvisor
  • Been hiking miles and miles through the Apalachicola National Forest, north of Apalachicola and around Sumatra. There are many trails. Many picnic areas on the side of 65, and few campgrounds a bit mo...  more »
  • With the migrating birds heading north, have a camera and binoculars ready. Trails are well maintained and good for those who prefer hiking on a rather level terrain.  more »
  • Disclaimer: Much of this forest is true wilderness. Cell phones typically do not work, roads can be hard to follow, are not always well marked and can go from wide and firm to narrow and muddy without...  more »
Google
  • 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