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Friday, November 4, 2011

Camping weekend at Ocean Pond Campground

Date: 11/4/11 – 11/6/11
Location: Osceola National Forest (Near Lake City, Florida)
GPS Coordinates: 30.239501, -82.436620
I hesitate to write about this campground as it is not well known and does not show up on many campground searches. My wife and I used to camp here many (many!) years ago, well before we were married. With the purchase of our camper recently, we decided to give it a try again. There are two loops to this campground. One has water and electric hookups and is more open. There’s about 10 – 15 sites that are right on the water edge of Ocean Pond. The second loop does not have hookups and is more wooded. I believe this is the original location where we camped years ago.
Obviously there are many water related activities that you can do at this location. There is a small beach and playground. Also, there is a boat ramp for launching boats.
For hiking, the Florida trail comes right through the campground. You can pick many different offshoots of this trail to hike right from the entrance of the park.
Here is our Review of this campground:
Site Number: ??
Date visited: 11/4/11 - 11/6/11
Rating (1 = low, 5 = high)
Campsite size: 5
Campsite space between sites: 5
Campsite privacy between sites: 2 (varies greatly depending on site and area of campground)
Campsite level: 5
Campsite parking: asphalt
Campfire permitted: yes in fire ring
Campsite picnic table: metal (moveable)
Campground Facilities: 4.5
Campground access to hiking: 4.5
Campground access to water (kayaking, fishing, swimming, etc): 5
Campground access to biking: 3.5
Overall Campground rating: 4
Sunset from our campsite on the water.
Main road leading into the campground
Our campsite, not much vegetation between sites, but they are huge.
Our camper at night.
Looking out at Ocean Pond
Julie relaxing by the lakes edge
Here’s a link to some other pictures
Here’s a hike that we did:
Ocean Pond - Florida Trail at EveryTrail

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Ocean Pond - Florida Trail at EveryTrail

EveryTrail - Find the best Hiking near Jacksonville, Florida