AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING
Most of the recreation areas in the Osceola National Forest are clustered close to the southern and western edges of the forest, especially around Ocean Pond, a favorite destination for many. With its many wilderness areas and dense interior swamps, the Osceola is a prime location for nature study.
Dispersed Camping: Many enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of dispersed camping – camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. However, no services and little to no facilities are provided. Additional responsibilities and skills may be necessary for a successful trip, and it is your responsibility to know your limits and abilities before you try this experience. Camping rules and regulations apply; they make your experience safe and they keep Forest settings scenic and unspoiled for fellow campers.
The new Interactive Visitor Map is a work in progress. We will continue to update it with additional information as it becomes available. The map currently includes information for most National Forest recreation sites and roads.
Pets: Dogs are welcome on the forest, but are required to be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas.