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Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee
(4.3/5 based on 25+ 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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  • This is the swamp you read about. It is huge ... but if you want to see Florida this is where to go. Great fishing. You can see alligators. Be prepared for the mosquitoes. Better in the fall, winter, ...  more »
  • great stop to break away from the city chaos. Beautiful park and well cared for. It's worth spending a couple of hours. Free admission.
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  • This forest is a must visit for all out of staters or someone who is so consumed by their work. It was such a relaxing walk in nature and I so appreciated the chance to experience this. Great trails w...  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