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CAMPGROUND NAME: Alexander Springs

VISIT DATE: 11/24/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014

STATE: Florida

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Seminole

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Altoona

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Altoona, FL, take State Rt. 19 north for 3.7 miles to
Alexander Springs sign (County Rd. 445).  Turn onto Rt. 445 and
go 5.1 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 50 feet

This destination campground is located in a subtropical forest dominated 
by pine, oak and Sable palms and has four loops (A, B, C & D).  Enjoy a 
large spring that flows at 80 million gallons of crystal clear water a day.  
Scuba diving (permitted in the spring) and canoeing the 7-mile canoe run are 
popular activities.  Loop B has the only tent pads.  An amphitheater and 
limited groceries are found at the beach.  Firewood, ice, and canoe rentals 
are available.

This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique.  It is also 
alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $21 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 180 days

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 66
   
   Total Sites: 66

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 65
No. Grilles on Sites: 65
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
Hot showers located on Loops B and C and at the beach.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15
  No. Threaded: 5
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: No
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: No
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting: No
Kayaking: No

Comments:
The swimming beach is alongside Alexander Springs (creek)/
Alexander Springs Pool.  There is a 7-mile canoe run for 
canoes only; canoes are available for rent.  Scuba diving 
is available for certified divers.
 
HIKING
Paisley Woods Bike Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 22 miles
Timucuan Indian Trail (interpretive loop, foot only) - 1.1 miles

FISHING   
Largemouth Bass, pan fish and Mullet

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Bass VISIT DATE: 11/22/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Seminole NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Altoona RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Altoona, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 42 and State Rt. 42, take State Rt. 42 west 9.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 13 (dirt) and go 1 mile to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 75 feet. The campground is a single loop in a stand of Longleaf pine and oak. The dense middlestory provides good privacy between sites and blocks any views of nearby Big Bass Lake, which nature is slowly reclaiming. The sites have lantern poles and pedestal grilles along with picnic tables and fire rings. Although not on Rt. 42, traffic noise can be heard in campground. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open October 15 to April 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 30* NOTE: *30 day max stay permitted is in a 45 day period. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The composition of the parking aprons is lime rock and grass. They will accommodate any size RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clearwater Lake VISIT DATE: 11/22/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Seminole NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Altoona RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Altoona, FL, at the intersection of State Rt. 19 and County Rt. 42, take Rt. 42 east for 6.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 100 ft. The campground, situated in a stand of Spanish moss-draped live oak and hammock trees, has two unnamed loops. It has a grass understory and pleasantly groomed appearance. The separation between sites provides good privacy and some campsites overlook Clearwater Lake. Each campsites also has a lantern pole and pedestal grille. Ice, firewood, and canoe rentals are available from host. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water, especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Maximum Stay Permitted: 4/16 thru 10/14 - 14 days 10/15 thru 4/15 - 6 mos. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18.50 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 & 180 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 8' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and level and all about the same size. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Clearwater Lake is 30 acres. HIKING Paisley Woods Mtn. Bike Trail - 22 miles Clearwater Lake Loop Trail - 1 mile Florida National Scenic Trail FISHING Largemouth Bass and pan fish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Delancy East VISIT DATE: 02/21/2001 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salt Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 316 and State Rt. 19, take Rt. 19 north 5.1 miles to Delancy Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rts. 75/66 (sand) and go 1 mile to "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 2.2 miles to campground on left. Note: Forest Rt. 75 is clay and lime rock. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 ft. The campground, with two overlapping loops and a spur, is adjacent to Delancy West campground and Lake Delancy. Lake Delancy is a shallow lake encircled by a prairie ecosystem. While, in a wet year, the lake's water might reach up to the perimeter of the campground, most of the time tall prairie grass hides the water. There is no direct access to Delancy Lake. Canoeists will have a good time exploring the lake's prairie ecosystem. The spur is recommended for tents only. Live and Laurel oak are the dominant trees in the campground. The only potable water source is a hand pump (serving both Delancy East and West campgrounds) located in this campground. No OHVs or horses are permitted in campground. Wide parking aprons, not clearly designated, enjoy ample shade and pleasant surroundings make this campground popular with recreational vehicle enthusiasts. The Florida National Scenic Trail runs by the campground. There is no trail head, but access to it is possible from the adjacent Delancy West campground. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open October 1 through June RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are grass. An RV waste station is available for a fee at the Salt Springs campground (Forest Service) in Salt Springs, FL. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Delancy surface acres of water can vary from 168 to 700 or so acres. Water level varies from several feet to potholes of water. There is usually at least 168 acres available for boating. A boat ramp is located about 7 miles from campground. HIKING Although there is no trail head, access to the 1,300-mile (foot only) Florida National Scenic Trail is possible from the adjacent Delancy West campground. FISHING - No Comments: Fishing is possible within a short drive from the campground. Available are catfish, Largemouth bass, Sunfish, Blue Gill and Crappie (Speckled perch).

CAMPGROUND NAME: Delancy West VISIT DATE: 02/21/2001 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salt Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 316 and State Rt.19, take Rt. 19 north 5.1 miles to Delancy Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rts. 75/66 (sand) and go 1 mile to "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Turn right at fee board to access the area for unloading ATVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 ft. The campground is adjacent to Delancy East campground and Lake Delancy. It is one large loop with sites on the east side of loop along the lake; the west side is designed for ATV riders with ample parking aprons and "corrals". The sites in the middle of the loop are free form, not clearly designated and used for Day Use or overflow. ATV/OHV users must unload before setting up camp and have a trail pass to ride the extensive trail network accessed from this campground. Trail Passes are available at the ranger district office. Lake Delancy is a shallow lake encircled by a prairie ecosystem. While in a wet year the lake's water might reach up to the perimeter of campground, most of the time tall prairie grass hides the water. Canoeists will have a good time exploring the lake's prairie ecosystem. However, the campground doesn't have direct access to the lake. Longleaf pine is the dominant tree in campground. The only potable water source is a handpump located in the adjacent Delancy East campground. OHVs and horses are permitted in the campground. It is requested that campers with horses use the nearby dispersed area which has no tables. This dispersed location does have a large, clear area well-suited for portable corrals. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per licensed, motorized vehicle per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 47' Comments: Parking is on hard-surface sand and all about the same size. An RV waste station is available for a fee at the Salt Springs campground (Forest Service) in Salt Springs, FL . FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: A water spigot (handpump) is available at the adjacent East Delancy campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Delancy surface acres of water can vary from 168 to 700 or so acres. Water level varies from several feet to potholes of water. There is usually at least 168 acres available for boating. A boat ramp is located about 7 miles from campground. HIKING Although there is no trailhead, access to the 1,300-mile (foot only) Florida National Scenic Trail is possible from the campground. Trailhead for eight OHV trails, the longest being 25 miles. A fee is required to ride the trails - contact the ranger district office FISHING Fishing is possible within a short drive from the campground. Available are catfish, Largemouth bass, sunfish, blue gill and crappie (Speckled perch).

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fore Lake VISIT DATE: 11/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ocala RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, at intersection of State Rt. 19 and County Rt. 314, take Rt. 314 for 12.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. For an alternative, in Ocala, FL, take State Rt. 40 east 11.8 miles to County Rt. 314. Turn left onto Rt. 314 and go 6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 145 feet. This attractive campground is a long single loop in a stand of Fan palms, Longleaf pine and Live oaks. The dense middlestory provides excellent privacy between sites while the overstory offers lots of shade. Although County Rt. 314 can be busy with traffic sites are far enough away that traffic noise is not distracting. Lantern poles are found at each campsite. The entrance gate is locked at 8PM. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 30 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 5 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are sand. Be aware of low branches. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Flush toilets available at the beach. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 7 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Fore Lake is 24 acres. Canoes and electric motor powered boats only. Boat launch is for canoes only. HIKING - No FISHING Largemouth bass, crappie and brim. There is a fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hopkins Prairie VISIT DATE: 04/03/2000 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salt Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 314 and State Rt. 19, take Rt. 19 south 7.7 miles to Hopkins Prairie sign. Turn right after sign onto NE 77 St. (sand and dirt) and go 2.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 ft. The campground has two spurs and is located adjacent to Hopkins Prairie which is actually a very shallow lake. Hopkins Prairie is referred to as a "prairie" or wetland. In other words, unless the "lake" area is full of water, tall grass is the visible vegetation with potholes of water. The dominate vegetation in the campground is Live and Laurel oaks with Palmetto palms providing excellent privacy between sites. The majority of sites have a nice scenic view of Hopkins Prairie. The Florida National Scenic Trail runs by the campground. There is no trailhead, but access to it is possible from the campground. Opposite the campground's entrance and near site 21, is a bat house that helps control the area's bug population. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open October 1 through June 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and clay. A waste station is available for a fee at the Salt Springs campground (NF) in Salt Springs, FL. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a crank-style hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The surface acreage of Hopkins Prairie is unknown. Contact the Lake George Ranger District Office for current water level. Power boats are limited to 10HP. Silver Glen Springs is a swim area not far from the campground. Go back out to State Rt. 19 and travel south about 2 miles. HIKING Although there is no trail head, access to the 1,300-mile (foot only) Florida National Scenic Trail is possible from the campground. FISHING Catfish, Largemouth bass, sunfish, blue gill and crappie (Speckled perch) - catch and release rules apply to the Largemouth bass Water level may be too low for fishing - check with Lake George Ranger District Office.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Juniper Springs VISIT DATE: 11/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salt Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Salt Springs, FL, take State Rt. 19 south 16 miles to State Rt. 40. Turn right onto Rt. 40 and go 4.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. An alternative from Ocala, FL, is take State Rt. 40 east 28.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 feet. The campground, with a pleasantly groomed appearance, is located in a subtropical forest and was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. It is comprised of three loops - Sandpine, Tropic and Fern Hammock. Only tent camping is allowed at Fern Hammock. The campsites have lantern poles, pedestal grills, picnic rings, and fire rings. Longleaf pines and Sable palms provide a thick canopy over much of the campground. The subtropical scenery found at Juniper Springs is not found in any other national forest in the United States. The combined daily water flow from Juniper and Fern Hammock Springs is about 13 million gallons. The water temperature is a constant 72 degrees. Snorkeling is permitted in Juniper Springs but canoeing is the more popular activity. There are limited groceries, firewood, and ice available at a concession stand near the swimming pool. A public phone is also located at the concession stand. The entrance gate is locked at 8PM. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Maximum stay permitted is 30 days from April 16 through October 14 and 180 days from October 15 through April 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 30 & 180 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 19 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 60 Total Sites: 79 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 79 No. Grilles on Sites: 79 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 16 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved in the Sandpine and Tropic loop and are about the same size. The aprons are dirt in the Fern Hammock loop. The interior road is narrow and tight and may pose a challenge for large rigs. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 19 No. Threaded: 19 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: The pool is spring-fed with a constant temperature of 72 degrees. Juniper Creek offers a 7-mile canoe ride through the Juniper Wilderness. Canoes can be rented from the concession stand at pool area. Snorkeling permitted - no scuba diving. HIKING Nature trail (foot only) - 3/4 miles Florida National Scenic Trail (foot) - 1,300 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Dorr VISIT DATE: 11/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Seminole NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Umatilla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Altoona, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 42 and State Rt. 19, take Rt. 19 north 3.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 feet. The campground, a nicely groomed large single loop, is situated in Longleaf pine trees and Palmetto palms. The dense middlestory of Palmetto palms and ample spacing gives the campsites excellent privacy. Pedestal grilles and lanterns can be found at each campsite. The nearby Lake Dorr is nice for a little float time in a kayay or canoe. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water, especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 120 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are grass. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Chisholm Trail campground (private) located at entrance to Lake Dorr campground. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Dorr is 1,760 acres and float-friendly. The grass and sand beach is small. HIKING - No FISHING Largemouth bass, crappie and pan fish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Eaton VISIT DATE: 11/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ocala RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 314 and State Rt. 19, take Rt. 314 10.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt. 314A and go 2.6 miles to another campground sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 44 (dirt) and go 0.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 50 ft. The campground, a large single loop, is situated in a subtropical forest of large oaks, Longleaf pines and Palmetto palms. Water plants at edge of the nearby Lake Eaton provide for excellent bird-watching. Spacing and a dense middlestory provide excellent privacy between campsites. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comment: Open October 1 through June 1 Stay permitted: 30 days RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day for single; $10 per day for double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 16' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are grass. An RV waste station, located at Salt Springs and Juniper Springs National Forest campgrounds, is available for a fee. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes lBoating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Lake Eaton is 292 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Largemouth bass, brim and crappie. A wheelchair friendly fishing pier is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Salt Springs VISIT DATE: 11/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Florida REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ocala RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Salt Springs, FL, turn into campground from State Rt. 19. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground, previously privately owned, was purchased by the Forest Service in the early 1970's. This campground has two different personalities offering two different camping experiences. One section has retained characteristics of a private campground - side-by-side campsites in over lapping loops with full hookups in an area of cleared oak and pine woods with a manicured understory of grass. RVrs will find an RV resort camping experience in this section. The other section, on the other hand, has sites located in a separate area, under a heavy oak and pine-tree canopy, which provides a wilderness feel. Although not limited to tents only, this section provides tent campers a delightful forest camping experience. Campsites in this area are irregular in shape with informal dirt parking aprons, no understory and little middlestory. Separation between sites provides fair to good privacy. Since the maximum stay permitted is six months and there are full hook-ups, "Snowbirds" frequent the campground in the winter months. It is within walking distance of Salt Springs Run and swim area, which empties into Lake George. Firewood and ice are available for a fee. The entrance gate is locked at 8PM. A small shopping center is located across the street from campground entrance; comprised of a post office, mini-market, laundromat, restaurant, and Forest Visitor Center. This is alligator country; practice caution around water especially with small dogs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $26 per day - full hook-ups Senior Discount - $16 per day $18.50 per day - Tent Senior Discount $9.25 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): April 15 through October 14 - 14 days October 15 through April 14 - 180 days CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 153 Total Sites: 153 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 153 No. Grilles on Sites: 153 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 101 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons paved or dirt and will accommodate any size RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 14 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: The lake is actually Salt Springs Run in a natural springs area. There is a large sandy beach located in the natural springs area, that maintains a constant 72 degrees. Canoe and boat (including pontoon) rentals available nearby at Salt Springs Run Marina. HIKING Access to the Florida National Scenic Trail is nearby. There are several other trails located within short drive from campground. One, for example, is the Salt Spring Trail. It is about a 2-mile loop through heavy subtropical vegetation to a viewing platform overlooking Salt Springs Run. Bring camera and binoculars to view alligators, otters and eagles. FISHING Largemouth, Sunshine and Striped bass; bluegill; shell cracker; crappie; mullet; catfish; Blue crab and many other freshwater fish




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