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Apalachicola National Forest

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
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+1 850-643-2282

Gorgeous forest full of trails.

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Camel Lake Campground

We stayed 2 nights at site 2. It is a small location, maybe 10 sites total, which means it is peaceful...just the sounds of crickets and frogs in the evening. Craig, one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at site 2. It is a small location, maybe 10 sites total, which means it is peaceful...just the sounds of crickets and frogs in the evening. Craig, one of the camp hosts, was great! Friendly, helpful, and available. Site 2 is right on the lake with great sunset views. The easy walk around the lake is... More 

2 Thank kimandandee
Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very nice setting in a long leaf pine and palmetto forest with other trees mixed in as well. The campground is not very big (about 11 or so sites and only 4 or 5 have electricity and water) and the sites are relatively private. Some sites have a view of the lake. Bathrooms have showers, but the water is pretty... More 

1 Thank Sarracenia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The hiking and bike trails take you through the pines in the Apalachicola National Forest and past several wetlands. We went in near Longevity Lane on Woodville Highway & the St. Mark's trail goes right by it. Spend a day in nature & enjoy the forest!

1 Thank DianePJ
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Been hiking miles and miles through the Apalachicola National Forest, north of Apalachicola and around Sumatra. There are many trails. Many picnic areas on the side of 65, and few campgrounds a bit more remote from 65. The wildlife is gorgeous and present : There are gators for sure! Snakes also. Harmful and Harmless. If you have a dog, keep... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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411 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

With the migrating birds heading north, have a camera and binoculars ready. Trails are well maintained and good for those who prefer hiking on a rather level terrain.

1 Thank Sue N
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Disclaimer: Much of this forest is true wilderness. Cell phones typically do not work, roads can be hard to follow, are not always well marked and can go from wide and firm to narrow and muddy without notice. You will not have access to any drinking water or bathrooms. Taking a wrong turn can take you 30 miles away from... More 

2 Thank JalexMetal
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the swamp you read about. It is huge ... but if you want to see Florida this is where to go. Great fishing. You can see alligators. Be prepared for the mosquitoes. Better in the fall, winter, and spring.

1 Thank madfox18
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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689 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This forest is a must visit for all out of staters or someone who is so consumed by their work. It was such a relaxing walk in nature and I so appreciated the chance to experience this. Great trails where you can leave your problems and stresses behind!!!! I love this area!!!!!

2 Thank gary c
Rochester, New York
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

In the Apalachicola National Forest is an intriguing area called Leon Sinks, with a 3 mile hike that demonstrates how sinkholes, swales and underground rivers are formed from the dissolved limestone underlying this area. The trails are fairly easy. By the time you are done, you understand how houses and cars can be swallowed up in sinkholes and how important... More 

9 Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely scenic drive. Well maintained highways. Many places to walk with our dog. Found casual dining place on Hwy 98, quaint, friendly with delicious oysters!

2 Thank Debbie B T

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