Ocala National Forest

Local nameOcala National Forest
LocationFlorida, United States

The Ocala National Forest ls the second largest nationally protected forest in the U.S. State of Florida. It covers 607 square miles of Central Florida. It is located three miles east of Ocala and 16 miles southeast of Gainesville. The Ocala National Forest, established in 1908, is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and the southernmost national forest in the continental U.S. The word Ocala is thought to be a derivative of a Timucuan term meaning "fair land" or "big hammock". The forest is headquartered in Tallahassee, as are all three National Forests in Florida, but there are local ranger district offices located in Silver Springs and Umatilla.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocala_National_Forest

Official website http://www.fs.usda.gov/ocala

Phone +1 352 625 2520

Address 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA

Coordinates 29°11'8.653" N -81°46'32.038" E

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