Apalachicola National Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $3.00
Description

Explore the natural side of the Florida panhandle with your pup by visiting the woofderful Apalachicola National Forest. It spans across an impressive 632,890 acres of land and just so happens to be the largest National Forest in the state of Florida.  

The forest is so large that it includes both the Mud Swamp/New River and Bradwell Bay Wilderness Areas. Additionally, it includes geological and historical attractions like the Leon Sinks Geological Area and the Fort Gadsden Historical Site. Plus, Apalachicola National Forest has several recreational areas like the Trout Pond Recreation Area, Wright Lake Recreation Area, and the Silver Lake Recreation Area. It’s easy to see why people flock to this place for camping, fishing, boating, biking, and horseback riding. It’s an outdoor lover’s dream!

If your hound is a hiker, they’ll have plenty of trails to choose from. A 12 mile section of the Florida National Scenic Trail runs through the Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area. For something a bit shorter and doggone interesting, check out the Leon Sinks Geological Area trails. Five miles of trails wander through the forest showcasing large and small sinkholes. Dozens of other trails are available. Check a map before setting off so you can plan your journey.

There are a few things to be cautious of when in the Apalachicola National Forest. Poison Ivy grows in these parts. This place is also home to venomous snakes. Keep your pup on the trail and never let them put their paws or nose in holes or under rocks and logs. Finally, be sure to check them for ticks when you get home. Wherever you wander, make sure you have plenty of water for both you and your pooch. Also don’t forget to clean up after your pupster.

Make no mistake, your pup will love exploring the Apalachicola National Forest!

Address
11152 NW SR 20
Bristol, FL 32321
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
11152 NW SR 20
Bristol, FL 32321
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours