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Florida State Forests

Presently Florida boasts 36 state forests covering more than 800,000 acres.

Florida Division of Forestry
Caring for 36 Florida State Forests spread over 800,000 acres of forest and recreational areas this service has been operational for over 60 years. Find a complete forest listing and map here.

Blackwater River State Forest
Located in the Florida panhandle northeast of Pensacola, this natural area supports a number of recreational activities.

Etoniah Creek State Forest
This northeast Florida forest contains over 8000 acres of natural communities.

Goethe State Forest
Nearly 50,000 acres of land encompasses this forest near the Gulf of Mexico providing recreational trails, but no overnight camping.

Jennings State Forest
Located in the northeastern section of Florida near Jacksonville provides camping by permit only and restricted recreation.

Lake George State Forest
This northwestern Volusia County forest near Daytona Beach hosts a number of recreational activities with some restrictions.

Lake Talquin State Forest
Located just west of Tallahassee this forest provides hunting by permit, camping in designated areas and trails for hiking, biking and horses.

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
This central Florida forest allows primitive camping in designated areas only and hunting by permit.

Myakka State Forest
This forest located in southern Sarasota County and near the Gulf of Mexico provides recreational opportunities including hiking, off-road bicycling, and horseback riding. The streams on the forest provide a source for fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking.

Picayune Strand State Forest
Located in southwest Florida near Naples, this natural setting offers many recreational opportunities.

Pine Log State Forest
This Florida panhandle forest located the northwest, offers many recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including camping, picnicking, hiking, off-road bicycling, swimming, fishing and hunting.

Point Washington State Forest
Only restricted recreational activities are allowed in this ecological sensitive area in northwest Florida.

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Located in northeastern Florida this forest provides excellent opportunities for resource-based recreation.

Seminole State Forest
Outdoor enthusiasts and casual visitors alike will feel at home at this central Florida location with ecological diversity.

Tate's Hell State Forest
You'll enjoy the legend behind this unique area just as much as the recreation it offers.

Twin Rivers State Forest
Enjoy the wildlife and recreation available at this north Florida locale.

Welaka State Forest
Located in northeastern Florida along the banks of the St. Johns River with trails for hiking and equestrian use.

Withlacoochee State Forest
Declared as one of the "10 Coolest Places You've never Been" by the World Wildlife Fund, this recreational meca is located in west central Florida.

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