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5827 SW 121st. AVE. WEBSTER, FL 33597 River Junction Campground is located within the Withlacoochee State Forest (Sumter County), less than one half hour northeast of Brooksville, FL. This campground is located at the junction of the Little Withlacoochee River and Withlacoochee River at the southern end of Silver Lake and has the following facilities: centrally located restroom and showers, and potable water at each camp site. The day use area has a boat ramp and picnic area. Recreational activities featured here are: fishing, boating, canoe trail, hiking and picnicking.
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. For additional information about Withlacoochee State Forest, please Click Here.
Recreation
In 1999, the Withlacoochee State Forest was ranked #1 on the World Wildlife Fund's "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. For additional information about Withlacoochee State Forest, please Click Here.
Facilities
Facility has 20 campsites with water only and a bathhouse.
Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grate and/or a grill.
Maximum of 1 RV and 1 tent or 2 tents per site. Day use area has boat ramp and picnic area.
Nearby Attractions
Attractions

Major theme parks located (within 1- 1.5 hour drive time)
Professional & college sports team stadiums (within 1 - 1 hour drive)
Art Galleries
Bushnell Motorsports Park
Dade City Wild Things Zoo
Florida Bass Conservation Center (Webster-south of SR 50)
Lowery Park Zoo (Tampa)
Museum of Drag Racing (Ocala)
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens (Spring Hill)
Pioneer Florida Museum (Dade City)
Tree Top Adventures/Zip Line (several within 1- 2 hour drive time)
Webster Farmer's Market
Wineries (Clermont, Land o Lakes, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, Mt Dora, Eustis, OxfordOrlando) Oxford, Orlando)

County/State/National Parks, Preserves and Refuges
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Chinsegut Conservation Center
Dade Battlefield State Park
Good Neighbor Trail
Florida National Cemetery
Van Fleet State Trail
Weeki Wachee Springs/Buccaneer Bay
Withlacoochee State Trail
Pets Allowed.
To insure pets are compatible with other visitors and to protect our forest resources, all pet owners must follow the rules listed below:
1. Provide proof of rabies vaccination when registering to camp or have proof of vaccination (tag) on pet.
2. Keep all pets confined, leashed or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times (excluding voice control). Maximum length of leashes is 10 feet.
3. Pets must be well behaved at all times.
4. Pets must be confined in the owner’s camping unit (tent, camper, RV) during designated quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.
5. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be leashed. Health Dept. reg-ulations exclude pets from bathhouses (service dogs allowed).
6. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet waste in trash receptacles.
7. Pets that are noisy, vicious, dangerous, disturbing or intimidating to forest visitors and other pets or that damage forest resources are considered to be nuisances and will not be permitted to remain in the forest.

Please contact WSF Dispatch at 352-797-4100 each day before you begin your outing to verify if there will be any prescribed burns during that day.
No hunting allowed in campgrounds. Please refer to kiosk or contact myfwc.com for specific hunting seasons and dates if planning on using any of the hiking trails.
Per Florida Administrative Code, 5I-4006(4)(k), Chainsaw use in camping facilities is prohibited.
Operation/use of chainsaws in other areas of the forest requires a Fuel Wood Permit.

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