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Withlacoochee State Forest

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Address: 15003 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone Number: 352-754-6896
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Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Description: With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities...
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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Love running at Withlacoochee!

Love this state park! Love running in this state park even more!! We normally run around the Croom tract....and need to stay longer to explore other parts of the park as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Carrie W
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love this state park! Love running in this state park even more!! We normally run around the Croom tract....and need to stay longer to explore other parts of the park as well. Nice little elevation gains. Trails well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible place. Very nice for biking, hiking, horses and atv's. We saw a family of deer. What an incredible sight. I wouldn't miss this treasure.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This forest has very nice ATV and motorcross trails to run. The park is very nice by itself with a lot of wild life including armadilos. There are some facilities and camping grounds

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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Trails, hiking biking, camping, with its alluring river, canopied by magnificent cypress, and observation tower, this place is well maintained and has all the amenities you would need . also close to the historic district , a great place for exploring.

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Bushnell, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Bike, hike, horseback, canoe, kayak, paddle boat, air boating well marked trails both paved and un paved. Come find nature at its best.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful place to visit! Lots of wildlife to see. If you have a Florida State Park pass for the year, you and another person can get in free.

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Porters Lake, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This seems to be a little known day trip from Orlando. There are four cave about a mile down an easy walking trail. Great adventure for young and old! You need to bring a flashlight as it is dark in the caves, and you will be doing a "self guided" tour. The head of the trail is on Citrusway, or... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The forest has many trails that can be hiked, biked, driven, horseback ridden or traversed on motorcycle. You can boat on or swim in Silver Lake, and camp in the campground. What a great place for family fun!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Start at Hwy 50 and you have a short trip to Trilby or forever if you go north. Smooth and mostly flat rail to trail with light dappled shade. Silver Lake is a good put-in point for kayaks and canoes and there's excellent camping there as well.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a nice state forest to visit while in the area. Take a scenic bike ride or walk on the bike trail-- there's dozens of places you can put in, including a location right off of Cortez Blvd (I-75 exit 301). There's no charge, of course.

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