We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocala National Forest

Features Animals
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Lakes, rivers and forest for fun

Lake Kerr is crystal clear, the Oklawaha river is cool and beaming with wildlife. Also, four... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
larrymckinney44
,
Bradenton, Florida
via mobile
Interesting to look round

We visited Alexander Springs, there is a 1.1mile circular boardwalk which is suitable for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leoba32
,
York, United Kingdom
Read all 135 reviews
118
All photos (118)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
About
National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.
Contact
40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326
Website
+1 352-669-3153
Reviews (135)
Filter reviews
121 results
Traveller rating
75
33
6
2
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
75
33
6
2
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsjuniper springsrecreation areaalexander springsnational forestblack beanssilver glennatural springcanoe tripdeep sandnatural beautybbq grillpicnic tablesworst partfire ringturkey vulturesoak treesranger station
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 121 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Kerr is crystal clear, the Oklawaha river is cool and beaming with wildlife. Also, four wheeling through the forest feels like a different country. All free for everyone to enjoy.

Thank larrymckinney44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Alexander Springs, there is a 1.1mile circular boardwalk which is suitable for wheelchair s. It was very warm and the kiddies were having a good lunch on my legs, 20 to be precise. Charge $5.50 per person. Toilets, picnic area but if you...More

Thank Leoba32
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The Ocalla national forest hosts many wonderful things. From camping, to trails, to fishing, to natural springs. The Ocalla national forest visit was exceptional. I highly recommend the trip for any family who wishes to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life...More

2  Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Nice trip to the forest with the family. Miles and miles of forest to drive through. Tons of lakes and springs to drive or kayak or hike to. Areas around can be a little tough. Great day trip!

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 13 May 2018

If you are looking for a few side trails to enjoy your rig and fid a nice quiet spot to camp away from everyone and everything I'm afraid you're to late. Check google maps and you tube for all those spots that have amazing views...More

3  Thank hilevel81
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Eco Tourism at its finest. Great place to swim and hike. There's also a place for primitive camping near Juniper Springs. The waters were clear and many shades of blue. There's a scenic boardwalk, bridge and historical millhouse.

1  Thank Iconcities
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of waking trails. Dense forest. Camping, hiking, kayaking. Something for everyone. Well maintained. Wonderful aroma of pine.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit on a whim from Orlando. I wish we had had more time and had done more research before we came. We were only able to be here for a couple hours, but it’s beautiful. I’d like to come back prepared to...More

2  Thank Breanna P
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This forest offers so many varieties of ecosystems and it’s a great way to get away from the madness of Orlando. It’s not too far of a drive and I loved it. You’ll see gators, manatee, a possible bear and very few humans!!! :) I...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We live on the border of the Forest and have to drive through to get places on the east coast of Florida. Most of the time it is a quiet drive. There are two visitor stations on the north and south sides as you enter...More

2  Thank ginniedroz
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Trippingalong2014
19 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Trippingalong2014 |
Hi Bob, sorry! I accidentally hit that "no" for helpful answer when I was trying to hit reply. But no, we have not left yet, so we still welcome trail advice.
0
Votes
Trippingalong2014
19 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Hey! I think you’ll get a great feel for that area in one long afternoon. There’s a cool spot where the manatee like to feed....google that and you’ll find it. But really, once you hike one spot you’ve basically hiked the... More
1
Vote
faith32344
22 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. Have to walk into woods for trails. Other than cattle, Not much to see from roads.
0
Votes