This Friday, September 24, the Ocala National Forest will host a Freshwater Springs Symposium from 10am – noon at Juniper Springs Recreation Area as part of the Marion County Springs Festival. There will be a re-dedication of the historic spring basin recreation area and afternoon field trips. All events are free and open to the [...]Read more
USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 14, 2010
Contact: Denise Rains, 850-523-8568
U.S. Forest Service personnel are working to suppress a small wildfire within the Ocala National Forest near Salt Springs, Putnam County. There is no immediate danger to forest users but visitors should use caution if in areas near the fire. Currently, there [...]
Areas of the Ocala National Forest are closed due to a military plane crash last night. The crash occurred off SR 19 north of SR 40 and south of the entrance to Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. Most of that area is closed to the public now for safety reasons. Pat’s Island and the Yearling [...]Read more
Starting July 12, contractors will be clearing thick brush from the longleaf forests near Paisley in the Ocala National Forest to restore the habitat to one more suitable for red cockaded woodpeckers and other species who need the open understory that a healthy longleaf pine forest provides.
This project is funded by the American Recovery Act. [...]
Umatilla, Fl. – Portions of the Lake Eaton Loop and Sinkhole Trails on the Ocala National Forest will be closed while improvements are made to the trails. Improvements to the trails include replacing portions of wooden boardwalks, observation decks and steps along with new interpretive kiosks.
The shorter loop on the Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail that [...]