Ocala National Forest

Northeast Florida

The second-largest nationally protected forest in the state of Florida, Ocala National Forest is a treasure to be savored. Hidden within 607 square miles of pristine wilderness, you'll find longleaf pine, sand-pine scrub and coastal oak copses, as well some 600 springs, rivers and lakes. Miles of hiking, biking and horse-riding trails cut through Ocala's green, woodsy heart, which also contains a staggeringly diverse range of local wildlife.

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