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Tates Hell OHV Trail System

Friday, November 11, 2016

Alt Names

Tate's Hell, Pine Branch Staging Area, County Line OHV Campground, Pine Log Creek, Womack Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area offers about 150 miles of dirt roads that wind through a dense swamp and pine flatwoods forest, with wildlife consisting of panthers, bald eagles, gopher tortoise and black bear. The trails are primarily old forest service roads that are flat and hardpacked with a few sandy sections. For those looking for more challenging terrain check out nearby Apalachicola National Forest.

The trail system has a nice staging area with spacious parking, picnic tables, restrooms and a self pay kiosk. A primitive campground can be found a couple miles north off of Hwy 67 which offers direct trail access.

The forest gets its name from a local legend about a farmer named Cebe Tate who back in 1875 got lost for about a week while searching for the panther that was killing his livestock. After emerging from the swamp near the town of Carrabelle he came across some locals and just before dying said "My name is Cebe Tate, and I just came from Hell!"

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCarabelle, FL
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From: Tallahassee, FL
1) Take US-319 south about 50 miles
2) Turn right (north) on CR-67, continue 6.9 miles
3) Turn left (west) on Gully Branch Road, continue about .5 miles to staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesFL OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 64 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Swamp Buggy
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 16 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNotrails open 8am to one half hour before sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
CommentFlorida law requires OHVs to be titled when operating on public land. Proof of ownership is required when operating machines.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($15.00 per rider)
Three Day Pass - $15/rider
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
County Line OHV Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTates Hell State Forest
290 Airport Road
Carrabelle, FL 32322
(850) 697-3734
marti.miller@freshfromflorida.com
www.floridaforestservice.com

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail150
Climate TypeSwamp
Elevation10 to 40 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has almost all roads.All
ShadeThis state forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SW)George E Weems Memorial Hospital (850) 653-8853
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Chevron (850) 697-2190
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Chevron (850) 697-2190
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SE)Ho Hum RV Park (850) 697-3926
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)Ho Hum RV Park (850) 697-3926
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)Ho Hum RV Park (850) 697-3926
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Ochlockonee River State Park (850) 962-2771
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Carrabelle IGA (850) 697-2710
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Carrabelle Beach (850) 697-2727
Body of Water Water Body1-5 MilesPine Log Creek, Robbers Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Allen's Dockside Marina (850) 697-3337
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