APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST

Just south of Tallahassee, the 500,000 acre Apalachicola National Forest permits OHV on several of its old forest roads. Just remember that unlicensed OHVs are not permitted on numbered forest service roads or on road shoulders. Luckily, there are tons of unnumbered forest roads and pathways throughout the forest. Also, cross-country travel off trail or road is prohibited. Keep an eye out for gators and snakes.

To get there from the east, take I-10 west to Capitol Square Exit #203. Follow 319 South for about 20 miles. Make a left onto Spring Hill Rd. Continue for four to five miles. Look for Tom Roberts Rd. on the right. Youll notice a "U.S. Forest Service Gun Range" sign near the road. Proceed past Tom Roberts Rd. and look for the first unmarked, unnumbered sand road to your left (its only a few hundred yards past Tom Roberts Rd.). Turn left on this sand road and follow the road to its end--approximately a half-mile--and you ll see a parking area.

Protect the environment and your riding privileges by not riding in wetlands, lakes, or savannahs. Mud bogging damages these areas, is prohibited, and you may be prosecuted. Respect the rights of hikers, campers, horseback riders, and other Forest users to enjoy their activities undisturbed. Riders must have a valid drivers license and are responsible for knowing all applicable Federal and State regulations, as well as where riding is allowed and where riding is prohibited.

The National Forest Service is currently working on OHV trail maps, so try calling them to see if they are ready yet.

Apalachicola National Forest OHV Driving Map

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Local Contact(s):  Apalachicola National Forest (850) 643-2282 or (850) 926-3561; Tallahassee Visitors (850) 224-8116; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Silver Lake CG

Luxury Loding:  Gibson Inn, Apalachicola

Breakfast Restaurant:  Owl Cafe, Apalachicola

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/florida/

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Date Updated:  11/15/2016

Apalachicola National Forest OHV Driving Map

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