USDA Forest Service, National Forest in Florida

The Forest Service manages three National Forests in Florida, the Apalachicola National Forest, Osceola National Forest, and Ocala National Forest. These 1.2 million acres of public lands offer a variety of recreational experiences including hiking, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, ATV riding, swimming, boat riding, etc. The Forest Service also manages one of eleven National Scenic Trails designated by Congress. It extends approximately 1,000 miles throughout the state of Florida, from Big Cypress National Preserve to Alabama border. The National Forests in Florida and the Florida National Scenic Trail provide an unparallel opportunity to experience Florida's diverse culture, natural resources, and history. For more information visit our website at, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at