Welcome to Apalachicola National Forest
The largest of Florida's three national forests, the Apalachicola National Forest occupies almost 938 sq miles – more than half a million acres – of the Panhandle from just west of Tallahassee to the Apalachicola River. It's made up of lowlands, pines, cypress hammocks and oaks, and dozens of species call the area home, including mink, gray and red foxes, coyotes, six bat species, beavers, woodpeckers, alligators, Florida black bears and the elusive Florida panther. Numerous lakes and miles of trails make this one of the most diverse outdoor recreation areas in the state. Though the region was hit hard by Hurricane Michael in 2018, the natural beauty still shines through -- if with a lot more broken trees.