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Apalachicola National Forest

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #19 of 42 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Description: Gorgeous forest full of trails.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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320 reviews 320 reviews
206 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

good place to get out and see nature. many little trails to explore and even just take a scenic drive. beware in hunting season, as the hunters are trigger happy.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great place for hiking, birding and wildlife viewing, Readily accessible for great outdoor recreation but close to the comforts, great food and entertainment in Tallahassee.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I tent camped at the Camel Lake Campground. There are only ten sites on this beautiful Florida lake. Showers and flush toilets are a nice ammenity. The sites are widely separated to offer privacy. There is no camp store so one needs to be self contained. There is an easy one mile nature trail around the lake, but also one... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are usually not that picky and will pick up some trash if we find it to make it doable but this was disgusting. We visited the National Forest looking for a good place to camp in the woods for a while. We had great success with Ocala NF near Orlando. We arrived in the afternoon with plenty of time... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We love the Apalachicola National Forest. the woods are well maintained through prescribed burns. USFS could do a better job providing visitor, historic & environmental information, either online or on site. The massive acreage results in many new places to discover. Invest in a good map. Gazateer or topos are a must

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Tallahassee, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Driving through the ANF between Hosford, Fl. and Eastpoint, Fl. in the spring provides excellent opportunities for viewing many wild flowers...some of which can only be found in the ANF. Also, good chance for seeing wild life such as deer, squirrel foxes, and bear.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Big and small sinkholes, some colorful and filled with water, disappearing springs, and other geological features are highlighted here. They are well explained with NFS placards. We had a pleasant time exploring some of the five miles of trails in this limestone area. Plants in evidence here included palmetto palms, long leaf pine, tupelo gums in a swamp, highbush blueberries,... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Wakulla Springs State Park is a must visit. Jungle style boat tours, and glass bottom boats. Swimming in ice cold spring water, diving plateform, high, nice picnic area. Resturant, and gift shop. An enjoyable group activity area. In fact this was where the first Tarzan movie was made. Moss covered trees, gators and wild life. We recommend to all families,... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great place to escape the rush of the world. Enjoy some me time or family time. Relax and have fun you way. Bike, hike, go for a run or fish- its all here. Other great places near too. St George Island, Apalachicola, Carabelle and more

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Tallahassee, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It is a beautiful forest but not meant for visitors. The road is made of a fine clay/sand and it felt like snow. I think this park is for the animals to enjoy, not humans. Could it be that I missed the human area?

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