Located East of Ocala, Between the St. Johns and Oklawaha rivers
Ocala National Forest contains over 380,000 acres of woods, wetlands,
springs and lakes. The outdoor recreational opportunities include hiking
and camping, boating, canoeing and kayaking, as well as hunting and
The world's largest water pine forest, refuge of Florida's last bears,
deer, otters and numerous species of birds.
River National Wildlife Refuge
Located in Crystal Rivers
(US 19, West of Ocala on S.R 40)
Observe wild manatees around Kings Bay during a boat excursion. The
Refuge is comprised of 20 islands and several small parcels of land.
More than 30 natural springs !
Located in Silver Springs,
East of Ocala
A 350-acre multi-themed nature park and national landmark. Features
Glass bottom boats and special events.