BIG SCRUB CAMPGROUND, FL

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.The Ocala National Forest spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost...
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Know Before You Go
  • Hookups are not available
  • A copy of the regulations for off-road vehicle use and camping may be obtained from the camp host
  • Camping fee covers 2 vehicles maximum
  • Main entrance gate closes at 9 p.m.; no entering or leaving campground after this time, except for emergencies
  • No person under 16 shall operate or ride an off-road vehicle without a Department of Transportation approved helmet and eye protection
  • Off-road vehicle operators must carry proof of registration/ownership for their vehicle and a have valid sticker; photo identification must be carried at all time for operators 16 and older; children under 16 encouraged to carry identification in case they become separated from supervising guardian; copies of identification are acceptable
  • Check-in time is 1 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.
  • Click here for more information about Ocala National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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BIG SCRUB STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

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.

Recreation:

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.

Learn more about off-road vehicle use in Ocala National Forest.

Facilities:

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.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
MANAGEMENT $12.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
MANAGEMENT $12.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
29.05028, -81.7625
29°3'1"N, 81°45'45"W

From I-75 east, travel on State Route 40 to Forest Road 588. Turn south on 588 and go approximately 8 miles. The campground is on the west side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG SCRUB CAMPGROUND
11990 SE NATIONALFOREST RD 588
UMATILLA  FL  32784

Phone Number:

Information:  (352)625-2520
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