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The Lines Youth Group Camp is in Lake Talquin State Forest (Gadsden County), Line's Tract about 31 miles west of Tallahassee, FL. The 10-mile Lines Trail is for beginners to intermediate-level cyclists. The trails offer a unique opportunity to experience a variety of Florida's beautiful natural communities while exercising and enjoying one of today's popular activities. The main trail without the spur loops is around 6.5 miles and takes about an hour to travel at regular speed. The complete 10-mile loop takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete at regular speeds. The primitive group campsite is accessible by a 2 mile trail (bike or hike) or by vehicle and service roads. No electric or water is available at the campsite; however, a restroom and pavilion are available at the trailhead. Recreational activities featured here are: hiking, mountain biking, trail running, picnicking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography. Drive in access, with gate code.
Natural Features
Located in Gadsden, Leon, and Liberty Counties, Lake Talquin State Forest is over 19,300 acres and only 20-minutes west of Tallahassee, FL. Most of the forest adjoins the Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin, the body of water that gives the forest its name. The natural resources found here are very diverse due to the unique and various natural community types. Upland pine forest represents the largest forest cover type on the forest, but also includes pine flatwoods, swamp bottomlands, sand hill and temperate hardwood forests. Located in the southern extent of the Tallahassee Hills physiographic region of Florida, the topography at the forest can differ as much as 100 feet, in some cases. Outstanding examples of the unique slope and ravine natural community can be found at the Ft. Braden, Rocky Comfort, Joe Budd, and Bear Creek tracts. For further information about Lake Talquin State Forest, please Click Here.
Lake Talquin State Forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities on its many diverse tracts of land and can be enjoyed using existing roads, road beds and established trails. Horseback riders are welcome on open roads in the forest, and the Fort Braden Tract contains a 12-mile designated equestrian trail. Horseback riding is not permitted on designated hiking and biking trails or on the Bear Creek Tract. Off-road bicyclists can enjoy the open roads on Lake Talquin State Forest; however, they are not permitted on designated hiking, nature, or equestrian trails or on the Bear Creek Tract. The Lines Tract contains a designated off-road bicycle trail that offers a 9-mile course for beginner to intermediate level cyclists. Canoes, kayaks, and power boats are allowed on Lake Talquin which provides access to great freshwater fishing, which can be pursued from the shore or by boat, and several public boat ramps are located on the lake. Fishing requires a valid license. On the Bear Creek Tract, visit the Bear Creek Educational Forest, which is open daily from sunrise to sunset. This forest is part of the Florida Scenic Trail and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Get outdoors and explore the recreational opportunities at Lake Talquin State Forest; for further information please Click Here.
Primitive group campsite; picnic table and fire ring/grill.
Trail head 2 miles away; vaulted restroom and picnic pavilion.
Nearby Attractions
Pat Thomas Park
Citys of Quincy and Havana - Gadsden County
Whipoorwill Lodge; boat rentals
Tallahassee Museum/Tree to Tree Adventures
Joe Budd WMA and Educational Pond
City of Tallahassee
Mariana Caverns State Park
Campsite access by biking, hiking or vehicle access.
Campers must pack in all needed supplies, including drinking water.

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