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Big Scrub Recreation Area

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Alt Names Big Scrub Trails, The Big Scrub, Ocala Adventure Trail, Blue Sink OHV Corral
Last Known Status Open

This area offers miles of sandy woods trails that can be accessed directly from the Big Scrub Campground. There are no hookups at the campground but there are restroom and shower facilities. Nearby Alexander Springs Recreation Area offers year-round 72 degrees swimming holes.

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Nearest City Umatilla, FL
Address 11990 SW National Forest Road 588, Umatilla, FL 32784
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From: Ocala, FL
1) Take SR-40 east 20 miles
2) Turn right (south) on CR-314A, continue 9.6 miles
3) Turn right (south) on SE 182nd Avenue, continue 3.6 miles
4) Turn left (east) on SE 127th Street, continue 5.1 miles
5) Campground is on the left (north).
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required Yes OHV Trail Pass
Dates Open Daily Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (65 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (maximum width 65 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Swamp Buggy
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted (maximum width 65 inches)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 16 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding No
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($10.00 per rider)
Three Day Pass - $10; Kids 15 and under - $5
Camping Yes
Tent: $12.00
RV: $12.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Big Scrub Campground Fee
Comment Annual Pass - $75/person
Contact Info Ocala National Forest - Seminole Ranger District
40929 State Road 19
Umatilla, FL 32784
(352) 669-3153
Contact Info Recreation.gov
(352) 625-2520
Comment Big Scrub Campground Reservations
Big Scrub Recreation Area Trail Photo

Big Scrub Recreation Area Trail

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Scenery from Big Scrub Recreation Area Trail

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Scenery at Big Scrub Recreation Area Trail

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Miles Of Trail 47
Climate Type Swamp
Elevation 100 to 150 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has no hard pack terrain.None
Sand This trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has many trees.Many
Berms The trail has some berms.Some
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (S) Florida Hospital Waterman (352) 253-3333
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SE) Sunoco (352) 669-2440
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SE) Sunoco (352) 669-2440
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (N) Salt Springs Recreation Area (352) 685-3070
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (N) Salt Springs Recreation Area (352) 685-3070
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (N) Salt Springs Recreation Area (352) 685-3070
Primitive Camping Campground On Site Big Scrub Campground (352) 288-0934
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SE) Kangaroo Express (352) 669-1311
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (E) Alexander Springs Recreation Area (877) 444-6777
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (W) Long Pond
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (SE) Lake Dorr Boat Ramp (352) 669-3153

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