Dispersed "wild" camping/riding in Florida?

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  1. SuttoFL

    SuttoFL Fueled and ready

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    I'm looking to get a CRF250L soon with an eye toward doing some camping in places that aren't campgrounds. I'd like to find an area where I could ride around randomly and just pick a spot to camp. My first thought is Ocala NF. Anyone have any info that could point me in a direction to start doing some research? I live in Tampa and will be able to ride or haul the bike on 2-4 day trips mostly.

    Thanks!
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  2. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    You can do that in ONF. Not sure what the rules are exactly, but should be easy to look up online.

    They have had some issues near Juniper Prairie lately, a bear has been ripping tents open. Hasn't eaten anyone yet, but they are asking folks not to camp in that area. We saw a large bear last time we rode through there.

    I live close to the forest, if you want a place to drop your rig, you can park in the yard here...
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  3. PFSGATORS

    PFSGATORS Adventurer

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    Plenty of places in ONF to camp, 450,000 ish acres. You can hide in the woods and camp in places and never be seen by humans
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  4. SuttoFL

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    Looks like they found the guilty animal. Thanks for the heads up though! And thanks for the offer of a place to park, I may take you up on that!

    https://www.wcjb.com/content/news/Dangerous-bear-killed-a-507340551.html
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  5. Ginger Beard

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    Shame that we couldn't "humanely euthanize" the assholes that leave food out or eat in their tents. People love to create a problem then blaim wildlife.
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  6. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    The hunt camps in the WMA are pretty wild during the off season
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  7. SuttoFL

    SuttoFL Fueled and ready

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    What do you mean by "wild"?
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  9. salty_dog

    salty_dog Day trips around TLH, WMAs and South Ga dirt roads

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    In our area they tend to become very overgrown, nothing is maintained or picked up. If I wanted to do some dispersed camping, I would not choose a hunt camp location.
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  10. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Remote in the middle of the woods no facilities. FWC tends to keep them mowed in Richloam. We used to park our trailers there when we wheeled out there.
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