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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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quiet and uniquely beautiful. Dirt roads well maintained. Watch out for snakes!
  • Beautiful hike, trails could be marked better, several routes to choose from depending on ability.
  • Great mountain biking trails. Beautiful place