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A great place to kayak!

We have kayaked on the Withlacoochee river here many times. Its a great place if you like a rugged... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Eric S
Brooksville, Florida
Worth the trip- caves are easy to access

Dames cave and peace cave are a short (under 30 mins) from the roadside parking. Caves are small... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Sarasota, Florida
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With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.
15003 Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
+1 352-754-6896
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have kayaked on the Withlacoochee river here many times. Its a great place if you like a rugged nature adventure, there are not a lot of place for service, so bring what you need.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Dames cave and peace cave are a short (under 30 mins) from the roadside parking. Caves are small and easy to access but still cool- my dog enjoyed it. Trail is clearly marked. There are campgrounds in the area- not too far from towns with...More

Thank veelupi
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Great campground, large sites, peaceful & relaxing. We stayed on site 34 and after scouting out all others I would pick this one again. Nice areas for walking the Dogs. Fishing areas, hacking trails, just overall good park. Also, there is a great pizza restaurant...More

Thank shemarshall
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Nice cg, large sites 50 amp electric. KUDOS TO MANAGEMENT as I called to request that foliage get cut back because I received a coulpe scratches on rv coming in. Two days later truck and crew came in and did the necessary trimming. Thank you...More

1  Thank Pete D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I visited Dame Cave today. The parking entrance on RT 491 is on the east side of the road directly across from Lone Ct., just north of RT 480. The parking area has white markers and a yellow gate at the trail...More

2  Thank Withlac00chee
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We have gone to the forest several times just to enjoy and relax. Many trails and nature sites are throughout the forest. The Withlacoochee River is very peaceful to explore and watch for wildlife. Just don't go during mosquito season!! We have also volunteered a...More

2  Thank ginniedroz
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Tillis Hills Recreation area campground BEATS the Silver Lake Recreation area by far if you're not wanting to be by a lake. It is QUIET. These state forest campsites are in the middle of the Citrus tract, not next to an interstate like Silver...More

1  Thank FLgal63
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The caves are really fun to go in and check out. Its a true adventure taking walks and exp[loring. Bring bug spray!!! But most of all bring a camera.

2  Thank lizzwithadblzz
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have walked on the trails at the Withlacoochee area. This area of Brooksville, FL and the Ridge Manor area that is nearby offers an opportunity to what Florida's nature areas are like.

2  Thank Eliza W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

One of few places in Florida that offers tubing. While the water may be cold to some, it's very refreshing and relaxing on a hot day. Arrive early to beat the crowds. Great way to spend the day enjoying Mother Nature.

1  Thank redman852
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Cheryl C
7 September 2018|
Response from shemarshall | Reviewed this property |
I believe all State Parks have a discount for Disabled. You can check out websites for sure.
12 May 2018|
Response from lizzwithadblzz | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are several places to enter. If you have a GPS it should show the different locations of entry. Be sure to bring off as horse flies are a nuisance this time of year.