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Address: 15003 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone Number: 352-754-6896
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With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee...

With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.

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It's a perfect place to rest, exercise, meditation or simple breath. The forest, the trees, birds, squirrels and all nature help in these goals. I ran for 30 minutes and I feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
guigolopes
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a perfect place to rest, exercise, meditation or simple breath. The forest, the trees, birds, squirrels and all nature help in these goals. I ran for 30 minutes and I feel comfortable, safe and inpired

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Thank guigolopes
Margaretville, New York
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1.9 mile trail around McKethan Lake. Very flat, easy walk. The area is very interesting, and the nature trail points out a number of unique items. A few of the markers seem to be missing or hard to see. Very nice that the trail passes a park area midway that has restrooms.

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Thank David N
Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are two main trailheads and many use the Holder Mine trailhead as a starting point. From the trailhead it is an .8 mile hike to the main trails. There are several loops and they are well marked with orange blazes. The hike to the trailhead is well marked with blue blazes. There is water at the camp sites at... More 

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Thank -abrije-
Brooksville, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We just love going here for a relaxing afternoon. It's always so pretty and during the week it is not busy at all. There are very nice bike trails here, and horse trails as well.

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Thank IonaSelkie
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Had the best ride ever scenery was so calming, great place to reflect . Our Friends want to plan a group ride together on the trails so many starting points to view different settings.

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1 Thank Richard Q
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Do they have boats and horses to rent there at the park are the park open on major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years

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10 Thank Susan O
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Love driving through here on a weekday. It is usually sparsely visited unless hunting season is upon us. Old FLorida at its best.

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1 Thank kbikerider
Brooksville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love riding my horse for hours upon hours I. The Croom tract...trails are well marked and kept...separate trails for horses, hikers and bikers. Be sure and keep a current Coggins on your horse

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Thank SoulWendy
Brooksville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My 2 girls and I went here yesterday and enjoyed ourselves.It was our first time and we want to go back. Thankfully we didn't come home with any ticks and only one or two mosquito bites. Bring a back pack with snacks, water, bug spray, a little flashlight so you can see in the caves better. I would bring a... More 

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2 Thank Bobbie Jo D
Coral Springs, Florida
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1,169 reviews
474 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a beautiful park, lots of trails some marked, with facilities. You can ride horses, bikes, hike. There are birds and wildlife.

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