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“A taste of natural Florida”

Withlacoochee State Forest
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Brooksville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Kent
Level 6 Contributor
359 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“A taste of natural Florida”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The state forest provides many different opportunities to explore the natural features of inland Florida. My wife and I headed for the McKethan Lake Recreational Area, where we spent a most enjoyable day. Entrance was $4 per car, paid by honesty box. On the day we visited, there were no more than a handful of other visitors. The vistas across the lake were serene, and there were plenty of tables provided for picnics. The rest rooms were spotlessly clean. My wife and I took the 2 mile nature trail, a level saunter through the woodlands. Free leaflets are provided to interpret the various stations. Later we visited the nearby visitors' centre. The staff there spoke about the forest with great enthusiasm. There were plenty of leaflets and maps on offer as well. If you are in the area and like to experience the native features of the state, this is definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great bike trails”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

The bike trails are great, smooth wide and go through some beautiful and peaceful areas. One day we saw deer standing on the trail--very cool!

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Bayonet Point, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great OUTDOORS :)”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Exciting place to see Nature at its best! Especially Florida, how it once was. Very serene, watch out for bugs, wear protection. Very educational.

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Ft. Lauderdale
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“love this park”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Withlacoochee State Park is fantastic! The trails are fun and the scenery is just divine.
It is one of the most beautiful places in Florida.

Visited June 2012
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Lake Worth, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“great hiking, mountain biking and road riding”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Withlacoochee has a 92 mile paved rails to trails for road bikes roller blading, 60 plus miles of pristine forest single track mountain biking and separate designated hiking trails. Also canoeing kayaking fishing

Visited July 2012
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