Make no bones about it, Hurricane Lake is an amazing spot for a northwest Florida outdoor adventure, and Hurricane Lake North Campground might just be the paw-fect place for you and your pooch to pitch your tent. Located on the shores of the lake in the vast Blackwater State Forest, a stay at this campground won’t require you two to sacrifice too many of your creature comforts. The campground has electricity (though only 30 amp is available), water hookups, showers, and a dump station.
Sites are surrounded by stately, mature trees, and several have waterside views. Hurricane Lake North is rather remote, making this an ideal choice for pups and people searching for a little solitude. Just make sure to pack plenty of provisions! Primitive tent-only sites are available for those who want a more rustic experience (or to save some cash). There’s a $2 entrance fee to the forest, and sites start at $9.43.
Hurricane Lake is a grr-eat spot for those seeking serenity, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored during your stay! Hound-dog hikers won’t need to go too far fur-ther afield to find their entertainment -- the Hurricane Lake Trail has a trailhead just outside of camp. This five-mile, moderate out-and-back route is part of the Florida Trail and boasts fabulous views of the water, and it's lined with gorgeous wildflowers to boot. The lake itself is a great place for avid anglers to cast their line, as it’s home to a not insignificant population of largemouth bass.
WiFi isn’t available at Hurricane Lake North, and cellular service varies from spotty to non-existent, so consider your camping choice carefully if you’ll need to stay in constant contact. Otherwise, enjoy your digital detox! Fires are permitted, and you’ll find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your pupper, and have a furrific time!