Female speaker: This is Florida! Were less than an hour from Jacksonville, just the post between Interstate Highway 75 and 95.
Welcome campers to Osceola National Forest; this is the heaven for every traveler seeking the perfect camping experience.
Whether you prefer the luxuries of RV camping or the rustic experience of Primitive camping. You will be sure to find plenty of sites with beautiful views in Osceola National Forest. Wake-up on the Sandy Lake Beach, or in a forest of Spanish Moss-draped Longleaf pine. The 2-mile wide lake Ocean Pond is Osceolas gem; offering lakeshore camping for a spectacular sunrise when you roll out of bed. RV campers will find plenty of water and electrical hookups at each site.
Now get busy. Anglers will enjoy the pier and largemouth bass, bluegill, vermouth, and crappie. Ocean Pond is a favorite of water skiers. Olustee Beach is perfect for boating excitement and swimming fun with the family. Kayakers love to paddle along the big cypress around the lake.
For those looking to bring their horse instead of their boat there are stalls in the West Tower camping area and more than 50 miles of equestrian trails. Bird watchers may spot the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on The Great Florida Birding Trail. The 20-miles of Florida Trail in your camp backyard, there is no shortage of hiking opportunities.
The Olustee Battlefield Hike describes the only Civil War battle to take place in Florida. Today, at Osceola National Forest youll wakeup only to the peaceful sounds of songbirds.