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Withlacoochee State Forest

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Address: 15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
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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Day trip to the cave

went to Citrus wildlife nanagement for the jeep trails but geard about the caves. licated off 491. heading north rightside of road just oast ild stage coach road. Nice hike to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New Port Richey, Florida
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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

went to Citrus wildlife nanagement for the jeep trails but geard about the caves. licated off 491. heading north rightside of road just oast ild stage coach road. Nice hike to the caves. many diffrent caves in the area.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

There are so many things to enjoy in the Withlacoochee State Forest. I particularly enjoy the marked and mapped horse trails. It is the perfect place to trailer in your horses, park at a comfortable camp with water and power and ride for hours or days and days! There are also special marked trails for hiking and a bike trail.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Been going here from years ago. Great place to trailer in your horse. Mostly hikers try the nobleton restaurant too.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I travel to this park a two to three times a year. I am a trail runner and camper. The park is huge with great trails for biking, hiking and running. All trails are well marked. You can also RV camp in a designated camp ground. The park is very well maintained.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you want beautiful nature, and a place to just relax and enjoy the day, this is the place for you.

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Thank Jill I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Whether hiking, biking, or kayaking/canoeing, the Withlacoochee Forest is a perfect location for outdoor adventure. Located amazingly convenient to most anyone in central Florida, this versatile habitat will make a day trip or a weekend excursion into a beautiful memory. The Withlacoochee River has numerous birds, turtles, and an occasional gator to observe. Hikes can be short or long loops,... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit today! A little saddened at the graffiti and broken glass in caves. But def a must see and a pleasant hike in!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

If you want a really nice place to experience nature, this is it. The admission fee is an honor system and only $2. There are trails that wind all thought the area and are very easy to walk. There are picnic areas and restroom facilities as well. Very nice safe area to visit

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Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Spent the weekend in Tillis Hill Campground. It is small and requires advance reservation but very nice. There is a barn to bring your horse. Each camp site includes water & electric hookups and a fire ring. The facilities are clean with showers and hot water. There is also a large pavilion if you wanted to have a group event... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We took a picnic lunch out to the park - admission was $2.00 each using the honor system as you drive in. The one way road leads you around a winding nature park past a quiet lake with boat ramp to several picnic shelters for group outings. Bathroom are along side- road continues around to the beginning approximately 2.0 mile... More 

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