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Withlacoochee State Forest

15003 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
352-754-6896
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Brooksville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Owner description: With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Spring Hill, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Trails are easy to follow, just follow the one were the ground is beat down more. Lots of spiders, so watch your step, and ground is slippery. Bring plenty of water with you. Most of the caves are to small to climb into.

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Tarpon Springs, Fl
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32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We did an evening trail run and had a blast! The only downside to this park, as with any wilderness area in Florida, is that there were Spiders! I had to use my LED lights more to check for spiders than monitor the trail path to keep from running into huge spiderwebs! The Withlacoochee has some Huge spiders and large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for a day of exploring nature. Just be sure to avoid the areas where the motorcyclists are as they can be dangerous.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
66 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This forest encloses almost 250 square miles, spanning parts of five different counties. By and large, it is as pristine a natural resource as can be found in the southeastern United States. There are areas primitively developed for recreation, but its true beauty and value to us is the opportunity to meander slowly and silently among the flora and fauna... More

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Dade City, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The best part of hiking alone is being able to control the noise. If you are quite you'll enjoy the breeze through the trees, the flapping of the butterfly wings, the song of the mockingbird, the sound of your own heartbeat and you can't miss the crow call. Actually this forest is one of best kept secrets around. The true... More

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Largo, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

so many trails for hiking and lots of wildlife to see. very beautiful Also a camping site and many creeks, ponds rivers etc

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

For anyone that has horses and is looking a great place to ride in an area that is extremely horse friendly, this is it. Trails are fantastic - most of them are wide enough to ride abreast so you can actually chat with your riding partner. All forested so shady in most areas. Trails are mostly sugar sand with a... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Don't look for tourist services here... this forest is about 65,000 acres of semi-wilderness in my back yard..... not crowded, and few trails, but an easy walk as the ground has little elevation changes. You can have the opportunity to spot deer, turkey, coyote, and maybe even a bear....and there is one area that even has a small cave for... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited the Croom Motorcycle area for our anniversary in Feb. Beautiful weather. It is a great place to go if you're looking for a campground that is all about 4 wheel/dirtbike riding. The campground is perfectly set up with electric, water, picnic table and fire pit. It was a big area. The trails were great too. There was something... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The 12-mile intermediate mountain bike trail is fun, though it is really hairy at the start and finish. My boyfriend fell at the beginning of it and I fell near the end (very high roots, etc.). Once you get through the initial challenge (and remember there is a little of that towards the end) it is pretty smooth riding.

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