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Withacoohee State Forest

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Address: Crystal River, FL
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This forest has many trails to explore, whether by foot, bike or horse.

This forest has many trails to explore, whether by foot, bike or horse.

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Beautiful place to pass through

We just passed through on our trip to south Florida. Nice place in the north of the state. Nice place for a break.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Belleville, Michigan
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Spring Hill, Florida
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice place to get lost in the woods. Some trails are well marked and some are not. The really strange thing about this National Forest they do not allow dogs. Only Hog Island. Make sure you were plenty of bug and tick repellant. We are always picking off ticks every time we go into this park. Haven't seen to much... More 

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Thank ace2016
Belleville, Michigan
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310 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We just passed through on our trip to south Florida. Nice place in the north of the state. Nice place for a break.

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I went to the Citrus Wilderness area tract on aMonday afternoon and I was alone. According to my GPS i hiked 2.25 miles into the woods and did not see another person. About a mile in the forest thickens to old growth and is very serene. There are all types of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, four wheeling, etc.... More 

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Thank DJB1954
Zephyrhills, Florida
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Not an overly large location, beautiful area to enjoy the scenery, take a walk in nature, have a picnic or go camping....all for $2.00. We took a walk along the walkways and river, enjoyed seeing the birds, spent about two hours and had covered it all. But you could stay longer and just relax or have a lunch.

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Thank Doris G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The sun was out, and it was warm, a perfect day for stroll taking in the beauty and wildlife. A relaxing visit.

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Crystal River, Florida
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

You never run out of trails to explore. Trails have a lot of variety...flat, uphill, or combined. Not crowded. Multiple entry points.

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Thank CRCATE
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Went with my girlfriend and was amazed. The forest was silent and gorgeous. Paths were maintained and clear. Climbed through Vernal cave and Peace cave and was blown away. It isn't often that you can find caves in the middle of a forest that have zero commercialization or crowds. Just me, her, and nature. Awesome.

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Inverness, Florida
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

the scenery is great and most of the fauna is old florida. the forest settings are quiet and serene, public areas are clean and well kept

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Auburn, Al
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

We wanted a good hike through the Withlacoochee State Forest (note the correct spelling), but we spent quite a while finding it. There are patches of state forest scattered over several counties, and we wasted an hour driving to the ranger station north of Brooksfield. The excellent trail we finally found is called the Annutteliga Hammock Trail, and it is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We rented bikes to travel the trail around a lovely lake. Bike paths are well maintained and smooth. The scenery is fantastic - peaceful and refreshing. A great time

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