Also known as the second largest protected forest in the country, Ocala National Forest is situated in the State of Florida. It stretches 607 square miles along the Central Florida 3 miles east of Ocala and 16 miles of Gainesville.
Take a look at the prime destinations to visit when RVing in Ocala National Forest.
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Where to go RVing in Ocala National Forest
Juniper Springs Campground
Located betwixt the Ormond Beach and Ocala, Juniper Springs is an ideal picnic spot in Ocala National Forest. It also has bubbling natural springs encircled by palm forests within the desert.
Mill Dam Lake
In the shade of live oaks overlooking 168-acre Mill Dam Lake, Mill Dam Recreation Area offers two different experiences for the public. Between March 16 and September 30, it’s a day use recreation area with a large swimming area and sandy beach accessible by wheelchairs. For the remainder of the year, October 1 – March 15, it becomes a group campground / recreation area for both day use and tent camping.
Alexander Springs Recreation Area
There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the easiest for visitors to enjoy. A broad and naturally gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park when visitors come to picnic, swim, and play. The water is a constant 72°F and extraordinarily clear.
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The main thing to reminiscence while RVing in Ocala National Forest is to camp without disturbing the wilderness. Read more on how to camp without disturbing the wilderness.