Bring your pup and stay in the heart of the Withlacoochee State Forest, named after the crooked river which runs through the 165,000 acres of woods! The forest is home to an impressive number of trees, including longleaf pine, cypress, and southern magnolia. These trees make each campsite a work of art, as long moss trails down from the large, gnarled branches.
The campground itself has everything you need to be comfortable in the wild, including a bathhouse, washroom facilities, and drinking water. Each lot also comes with its own fire ring and picnic table, along with a grill for cooking. There is a dump station on-site, meaning it is easy for you to make use of all of your RV's features. A campground host will handle any and all of your concerns, and pavilions are available to rent if you do not have your own camping shelter.
The peak season at Holder Mines is October to April, so you'll likely see more people camping on the 27 reservable sites during these months. People flock to the area for the amazing hiking, fishing, and horseback riding that it offers. For those who prefer activities that are a little more extreme, you can head out onto the off-road trails on your dirtbike or OHV. Wildlife lovers will be thrilled to catch glimpses of the white-tailed deer, bald eagles, and gopher tortoises that call this forest home. There are also some impressive sand hills to explore as well!
Because there is wildlife around, along with other campers, it's best to keep your pooch with you on-leash at all times. Also, be a good pet parent and always clean up after your four-legged friend. Be sure to bring your own poop bags, as it's unknown if any are provided around the campground.
If exploring an incredible Florida forest with your fur-baby at your side sounds like the kind of fun you'd like to have, make sure you check out Holder Mines for your next camping adventure!