Osceola National Forest, Florida Camping & Hiking

Osceola National Forest Image Gallery

Activities

AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Florida Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Florida Hiking Trails

Turkey Run Trailhead

West Tower Hunt Camp

Mt. Carrie Wayside

Osceola Shelter

Cobb Hunt Camp

Related Link(s)

More Florida Recreation Areas

Osceola National Forest

Hikers at the Eaton Creek trailhead kiosk

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.

Want to see a full-screen interactive map of the Osceola? Click here.

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.