The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest in the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890acre and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as off-road biking, hiking, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage.Add Apalachicola National Forest to your Tallahassee travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tallahassee vacation site .
Apalachicola National Forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special purpose areas: Camel Lake Recreation Area, Fort Gadsden Historical Site, Leon Sinks Geological Area, Silver Lake Recreation Area, Trout Pond Recreation Area, and Wright Lake Recreation Area. In descending order of forest land area it is located in parts of Liberty, Wakulla, Leon, and Franklin counties. The forest is headquartered in Tallahassee, as are all three National Forests in Florida, but there are local Forest ranger district offices located in Bristol and Crawfordville.
Apalachicola National Forest Reviews
I just love driving around and seeing the natural beauty of the park and forest areas. Great for a Sunday afternoon drive. more »
I liked the fact that I saw wildlife. I saw a big beautiful Deer. Several Turtles,a flying squirrel. Several Turkey vultures. Just Beautiful no matter which way you looked. This the only national fore... more »
I love it because there is some of the best fishing in the world and some of the creeks and River that anyone could ever day we do it all the time we go down and stay a week at a time or more and fish and it's not far from the beach so you can go to the beach st. George Island and it is a great place to go but I love that Apalachicola River it is one of the best places in the world and you can go to River Styx or Shepherd slow or go to Owl Creek and put in and fish I got two gardeners Landing or bloody Bluff all are great places to go fishing you will love it as much as we do I have been doing it all my life I'm originally from Apalachicola but I no longer live there but I go back as often as I can to the forest to fish and if you want to go into the national forest there is plenty of creeks and things where you can fish and catch plenty of fish out of them as my son and daughter-in-law just to have done they caught 30 and no time open what they call Tate's hell which they had a great day so I hope you all appreciate the update and that black color National Forest it is a wonderful place to come and visit and to camp or walk the trails or just fish so enjoy like we do thanks
This is a great force to visit and I would like to see more smaller public swimming areas and some of the small blue holes with actual trash cans available. Sometimes it's nice to go somewhere where there's less than 20 people
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