The Forest Service, U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture, is
dedicated to the principle of
multiple use management
of the Nation's forest re-
sources for sustained yields
of wood, water, forage, wild-
life, and recreation. Through
forestry research, coopera-
tion with the States and
private forest owners, and
management of the National
Forests and National Grass-
lands, it strives-as directed
by Congress-to provide in-
creasingly greater service
to a growing Nation.
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Florida's National Forests
Florida's three National Forests are part of the 174
National Forests and National Grasslands totalling 187
million acres in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The Ocala
National Forest, established November 24,1908, is the
oldest National Forest east of the Mississippi River.
The Osceola was established July 10, 1931, and the
Apalachicola, May 13, 1936.
The National Forests in Florida are administered by a
Forest Supervisor and five District Rangers. Additional
informatiornchn be obtained by contacting any of these
Br ell Bay Wilderness is the only National Forest
v..&rnponent in Florida in the Wilderness Preservation
System. The 23,432-acre area on the Aialachicola
National Forest is mainly a large fresh water swamp
with several hundred acres of pine, mixed hardwoods,
and titi. A sheet of tannin-tinted water, only a few
inches deep, moves slowly across the inner area.
Visitors not familiar with this type of terrain and
Florida's climate are advised to check with the District
Ranger in Crawfordville before venturing into the
T JhNational Forests in Floride
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*": From Bristol;, take FL 12 south for 21
. q ht onto FL 65 foh12 miles, turn right
FST 1 .-2 miles.
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8. Johnson F
east for 5 miles,
turn left onto FL 1
9. Fore Lake: From
for 5 miles, turn
Bristol, take FL 12 south for 12
q FS405 -r 3 miles.
y, take U 90 east for 15
0"A for 4 es, turn left
ea ity, take US ast for
10. Mill Dam: From Silver SprW
15 miles, turn left onto FS'
11. Juniper Springs: From Silver Si
east for 22 miles.
12. Big Scrub: From Silver Sprin
for 19 miles, turn right onto F
from Eustis, take FL 19 no
onto FS 73 for 7 miles.
13. Alexander Springs: Fro
40 east for 31 miles, t
miles; or from Eustis,
. ..4. turn right onto FL 4,
learwater L.ake: F
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IIational Forests in Florida
PRO. Box 13549
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Apalachicola National Forest
Strict Ranger -
0P.O. Box 678
Bristol, FL 32321
P.O. Box 309
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Ocala Nat ot Forest
District Ranger District Ranger
Rt. 2, Box 701 1551 UmatHlA Road
Silver Springs, FL 32688 E-.stis, FL 32724
Osceola National Forest
Rt. 7, Box 95
Lake City FL 32055 :
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