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Colonel robins Group Camp is located within the Headquarters Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest (Hernando County), and is approximately 6 miles from Brooksville. This group camp is a peaceful, secluded paradise situated back off the road. Hammock stands for 4 hammocks make it a popular destination for youth and adult groups.
Natural Features
The Withlacoochee River, Little Withlacoochee River, and Jumper Creek have all been designated as Outstanding Florida Waters, and each meanders through this forest which spans across 5 counties and exceeds 165,000 acres. Withlacoochee is a Native American word meaning "crooked river". This accurately describes the Withlacoochee River as it makes its 70-mile journey from the Green Swamp, in northern Polk County, to the Gulf of Mexico at Yankeetown. Complementing the natural water features are the open pine sand hills, dense woodlands, and canopied roads and trails. Tree species found on the forest include slash pine, longleaf pine, pond and bald cypress, maple, southern magnolia, hickory, and various species of oak. There is also an abundance of colorful wildflowers during the Autumn, including goldenrod, thistle, and blazing star. These natural features create excellent habitat for bald eagles, fox squirrels, gopher tortoise, white-tail deer, and turkeys, to name a few.
Recreation
In 1999, the Withlacoochee State Forest was ranked #1 on the World Wildlife Funds "10 Coolest Places You've Never Seen in North America". Facilities include many miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and paddling. Seasonal hunting is available in most of the forest, and fish are plentiful in the many lakes and flowing waterways. Full-facility, primitive, and group camping are available at numerous locations. Many day-use facilities are available on Withlacoochee State Forest for picnicking and wildlife viewing. And, the Croom Motorcycle Area provides a developed campground and 2,600 acres of off-road trails for motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) enthusiasts.
Facilities
This area is for group camping only.
Facility will accommodate groups of up to 25 people.
Facility has restrooms, picnic tables with lantern hangers and a large firering with a grate.
Facility has hammock stands for 4 hammocks.
Nearby Attractions
Attractions/Theme Parks
Central Florida major theme parks located within 1-2 hour drive time
Rock Crusher Canyon (outdoor concerts and events)
Wineries (Clermont, Land O'Lakes, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, Mount Dora, Eustis, Oxford, Orlando)
County/State/National Parks, Preserves and Refuges
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Chinsegut Conservation Center
Cross Florida Greenway
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Dade Battlefield State Park
Fort Cooper State Park
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Rainbow River State Park
Three Sisters Springs and Monkey Island
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park/Buccaneer Bay
Withlacoochee State Trail
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historical State Park
This area is for group camping only.
Warning alligators, snakes, and other wildlife are part of the Natural Habitat.
No pets allowed.
No Consumption or Possession of Alcohol Permitted.
Do not feed or molest wildelife, including alligators per Florida Statute 372.667.

Colonel Robins Group Area Withlacoochee State Forest camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Colonel Robins Group Area Withlacoochee State Forest campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Colonel Robins Group Area Withlacoochee State Forest or day pass availability.