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Beautiful area!

Many trails to walk and see nature. Birding is good at Withlacoochie River Trail. Big observation... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
Traci H
Manitowoc, United States
Really surprised by how well maintained the Campgrounds are here.

We stayed at the Crooked Creek Campground and we thought it was better than some Florida State... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Winona, Minnesota
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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.
15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i went to coit road/high bluff to try to fish. The roads are so washed out that it makes it impossible to get there with out a truck. Even then some areas our trucked bottomed out. After to slow ride out there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karen p
Reviewed February 19, 2019

I always enjoyed the many campgrounds in the is beautiful forest area but now I can never get in unless it is Summertime which is terrible in Florida. The State contracted with Reserve America which may be fine for people coming in out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John W
Reviewed January 30, 2019

I visited the Burnt Pride Rd. part of the Withlacoochee State Forest birding trail and was disappointed. Very run down. Needs many road repairs, signs and post signs painted, new maps (the big wooden structures that have maps, brochure, forest news, etc.). And and don't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frenchpourmoi
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Many trails to walk and see nature. Birding is good at Withlacoochie River Trail. Big observation tower. Some trails are paved and easy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Traci H
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

So many good things- price, views, clean bathrooms, and distance between sites. We stayed in site 16 which had great view of the lake HOWEVER completely ruined due to close proximity of interstate 75- traffic noise all day and night. Drove through Cypress and distance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GJaxFL13
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We stayed at the Crooked Creek Campground and we thought it was better than some Florida State Parks. We we would have loved to stay here longer but we had start our trek back to Minnesota. The campsites were well marked and defined and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sid_and_Roxy
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at Hog Island. Rates were incredibly affordable and the sites were nice. Bath house could use a some updating, but that's no big deal. The proximity to the river was great. Really hit and miss on how quiet it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blackestcrow
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Hiked in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area recently and found some amazing terrain. Never thought I’d find caves in Florida. Dames cave, Peace cave, and many others. Several connected together if you’re brave enough. Lizzie Hart sinkhole is pretty special as well and has a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I really enjoyed our hike here. Loved the caves. Tree lined trails. The one thing that bothered me are the markings on the trail. They need updated. I got separated from those I hiked with for a while and found the markers confusing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cheryl b
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We have kayaked on the Withlacoochee river here many times. Its a great place if you like a rugged nature adventure, there are not a lot of place for service, so bring what you need.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Eric S
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October 7, 2018|
Response from shemarshall | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not aware of any Caves at Withlacoochee State Forest.