Ocala Dog Policy
Ocala National Forest is Dog Friendly
Ocala National Forest offers a number of recreational opportunities and encompasses over 600 rivers and lakes as well as trails and forest roads. Swimming, fishing, boating, and paddling are popular here. There's also a variety of wildlife, from many bird species to manatees that take refuge in freshwater springs.
Ocala National Forest is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed throughout most of the Forest while on a leash. However, dogs are not allowed inside buildings and dogs are not allowed at designated swimming areas.
Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash or restrained. Dogs are not allowed in cabins. There are a number of place to camp at Ocala National Forest beyond the list below. You can check out additional options at the USDA site.
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Alexander Springs Rec Area||Yes||69||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Big Scrub Campground||Yes||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Buck Lake Group Campground||Yes||Reservations/Info|
|Doe Lake Group Site||Yes||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Hopkins Prairie Campground||Yes||1||Fifth Wheel, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Lake Dorr Cabin||No||Reservations/Info|
|Lake Shore Group Camp||Yes||Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Mill Dam Group Camp||Yes||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|River Forest Group Site||Yes||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Salt Springs Recreation Area||Yes||158||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
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Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.
For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/florida/recreation/hunting
Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.
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