Lake George State Forest is home to 21,000 acres of woodlands, swamps, and the River Road Campground. Visitors are welcome at the campgrounds year-round, where you can enjoy all kinds of camping activities such as hiking, birding, and fishing. The area is home to black bears and alligators, so be safe while you are out and about.
This area is surrounded by more than three miles of forest, and the St. Johns River is close by. Tent camping is all that is permitted at River Road Campground. There are restrooms with flushing toilets but no shower facilities. All campsites have a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. Non-potable water and portalets are available on site.
Fishing in the St. Johns River is extremely popular among visitors to the River Road Campground. River fishing and pier fishing are both options for guests. Many visitors like to clean and cook the fish in their campsites.
Walking and horseback riding trails are plentiful near the campgrounds. These hiking trails give guests access to the wilderness of the state of Florida.
Dogs are welcome at the campsite and on the trails surrounding the area. It is unclear as to whether leashes are required for dogs, but while in the campgrounds and the surrounding areas, you will want to keep your dog on a leash for safety reasons. Swamp areas are home to snakes and alligators, and the forests are home to bears and other wild animals. Use bear boxes to prevent bears from coming into your camping area.
Bird watching is common in the area as there are all kinds of beautiful birds that are hard to spot in other areas of the country. Hunting is permitted in the area, so be sure to exercise safety measures while you are in the campgrounds. It is easy for humans and dogs to be mistaken for wildlife from afar.