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Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee

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#7 of 9 in Parks in 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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  • 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 »
  • The Apalachicola National Forest is located between Tallahassee and St. George Island. Cross your extension by FL-65, single lane road, however, very well preserved, with virtually no curves, with the accompanying forest all the way. Worth the stop for those who enjoy hiking, camping and exploring the small dirt roads that cut through the reserve.
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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 »
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  • Big forest. It's nice, but I mean... that's it. It's not like a park with a swimming and picnic area. Just some trails, trees and animals. Mother nature fairly undisturbed.
  • We love coming through here and seeing the hikes and other things to do. One of our favourite spots is silver lake. What a great location to swim and bask in the sun and hold a picnic. Would give 5 stars but lack of camping takes that one star away.
  • One of the best fishing beaches in North Florida.. SPRING BREAK destination for southern Georgia,only busy time...Leave Your Dogs Behind $250 fine
  • Quiet and uniquely beautiful. Dirt roads well maintained. Watch out for snakes!
  • Always enjoy riding Munson Hills trails. Service does an excellent job of maintaining the forest.

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