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Umatilla FL 32784


Information:  (352)625-2520


Perennially popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Big Scrub Campground sits in the Ocala National Forest in central Florida. A trailhead within the facility offers riders campsite-to-trail access.

Natural Features:

The Ocala National Forest spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest. 

Miles of trails offer plenty of open space and blue skies for off-road vehicles.


Big Scrub Campground offers direct access to the 47-mile Ocala Adventure Trail. All off-road vehicle riders will enjoy exploring the Tread Lightly Four Wheel Drive Way. A permit is required for use of the trail system. 


Big Scrub can accommodate tents, campers and RVs. The campground is equipped with showers, restrooms and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

The warm, turquoise waters of Alexander Springs are a short drive away. Visitors can swim, canoe and dive in a natural spring-fed lake and creek.


Services & Amenities:

  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Drinking Water
  • Iron Ranger
  • Off Road Vehicle Trail
  • Park Attendant
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing

Getting There:

Big Scrub Campground (FL)
Umatilla FL 32784

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
29.05028, -81.7625

Travel from I-75 East on Florida 40 to Forest Road #588, travel south for approximately 8 miles, campground on West side of Forest Road #588.



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