OCALA NATIONAL FOREST
Ocala National Forest is located in the north of Orlando. The park is huge: 389,000-acre so there is enough to see! It’s also the oldest National Forest east of the Mississippi river. There are a lot of different wild animals in Ocala. Think about the black beer, alligators, different deers, coyotes, foxes, squirrels, turtles and a couple of other animals. Ocala has more then 600 lakes and ponds surrounded with different water plants and lilies. So there is enough variation in Ocala.
In Ocala you will find good roads to hike or to ride horde. This is a great way to discover Ocala National Forest. One of the fun things to do here is mountain biking. This is a good option because of the unpaved roads.
Except this there is a nice warm water spring and it’s called Juniper Springs and the water is warm throughout the year. This is the perfect water for a swim or to make a trip with a canoe. There is enough to do for everyone in Ocala!
Campground at Ocala National Forest
There are also a couple of options for when you are traveling with your RV to Ocala National Forest. Not all the campgrounds have full hook ups but there is electricity and water and you won’t need more if you are only staying for a couple of days. On the most campgrounds you will find a dump station but if there is no dump station you will need to wait until you are on the next campground. A fun campground is the one next to Alexander Springs. This campground is surrounded by a beautiful and tropical forest in Ocala National Forest.
You will find 65 places on the campground for RVs or tents. There are no full hookups but there is water and electricity. So you will have everything you need. There is also a small store on the campground.
There are a couple of things that you could do when you are here. You could go swimming, hiking or fishing. For more information visit the website of Ocala National Forest.