Oconee National Forest

The Oconee National Forest is the sister of Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has a combined total of 866,468 acres, with 116,232 acres of that being Oconee’s contribution. The two lands are governed as one, so rules and regulations that affect one of them usually impact both of them. HeadquartersContinue reading “Oconee National Forest”

Osceola National Forest

Osceola National Forest is located in northeast Florida between Lake City and Jacksonville. It consists of 200,000+ acres of various kinds of swamps, flatlands, and lakes. The forest contains protected wilderness areas, a National Natural Landmark, historical sites, and a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. People come from all around the country toContinue reading “Osceola National Forest”

Apalachicola National Forest

Apalachicola National Forest is the forest of Florida’s Panhandle (Northwest Florida), 4 miles southwest of Tallahassee. These woods are 632,890 acres of pine sandhills, flatwoods, marshes, and floodplains. All of these rich ecosystems support a diverse variety of native Florida species, such as woodpeckers, bobcats, foxes, snakes, coyotes, black bears, turkeys, fox squirrels, and alligators. In the hottest monthContinue reading “Apalachicola National Forest”

Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest lies just above Orlando, west of Daytona Beach in central Florida. Ocala is 430,447 acres (607 sq miles) of longleaf pine sandhills and shrublands with both coniferous and evergreen oak species. This is the kind of forest that thrives on the controlled burns that have replaced Florida’s historically common natural fires. Continue reading “Ocala National Forest”