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Withlacoochee State Forest

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15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Hiked the Croom trail A. This is a great multi use area. The trails are designated for hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florence J
Crystal River, Florida
When the construction is over and cooler weather prevails

Silver Lake Recreation Area in the Withlacoochee State Forest 3 miles off SR 50 near Ridge Manner... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Brooksville, Florida
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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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15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked the Croom trail A. This is a great multi use area. The trails are designated for hiking, mountain bikes, and equestrian. I was also told they had a motor cross section as well. There is a usage fee of $2 per person. The trail...More

Thank Florence J
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Silver Lake Recreation Area in the Withlacoochee State Forest 3 miles off SR 50 near Ridge Manner will return to its serene beauty once the I-75 construction is complete in 2 years or so. Silver Lake has beautiful hiking trails, good fishing and a wonderful...More

Thank jerandrachael
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We ran Moon Over Croom trail race Saturday night and then rode the bike path through the forest Sunday morning. It was beautiful, mostly shady and clean. I haven't been on a trail with so many road crossings but they were well marked and I...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We stopped for a quick visit to the Ridge Manor Trailhead on Croom Rital Road I would have loved to walk down to the river but I had my elderly mother with me and she wasn't up to it. They have a paved path, too....More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Nice walk on the trails. We went early which was nice because we did not encounter any other people until on our way out. Also, going that early the bugs weren't out yet. That also started on our way out. Terrible signage. The caves have...More

Thank meow571
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This is a beautiful state forest. The mountain bike trails are well maintained and take you from pine barrens to hardwood hammocks. Drunken monkey was a thrill.

Thank John M
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Parked at the Tucker hill forestry site where there is a fire tower to view. The Florida trail is close by and great for hiking or running in the woods. Not much here but a parking lot but that was all I needed as I...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed April 4, 2017

I've been to this forest three times now and I can't get enough of it. The woods are lovely and deep. The trails are well marked. It's a perfect place for an off road hiking or running adventure.

1  Thank Debra W
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Large sites, and well-maintained. Right off the Withlacoochee Rail Trail and near the Croom Mountain Biking Trails. Friendly camp host and many like-minded cycling neighbors. Watch out for curious armadillos and enthusiastic screech owls if you are in a tent/bikepacking. Water & electric at these...More

2  Thank ColNei
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We love walking through this state forest. We go at least once a week. There is always something new to see. It's safe and family friendly. Enjoy.

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July 8, 2017|
Response from Tammyr6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you would need to contact Florida Parks and Recreation Department to get the answer. I don't shoot so I am unsure.
June 4, 2017|
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Response from Max A | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on a leash. However if you have well behaved dogs, let them off the leash and have a great time. I had two boxers and we walked the woods all the time without a leash. They had a blast and so did I.
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Kenk421 | Reviewed this property |
i Really dont know since I dont have an ATV. I have a jeep and look for jeep trails. Google croom motorcycle park. its at the corner of state road 50 and Interstate i75. its worth the trip . it has a campground. and the... More