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Croom Motorcycle Area

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Alt Names

Withlacoochee State Forest, Laurain Gulch, Lorain Gulch, Hollywood Hill, Buttgenbach Mine Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular locals spot has sandy ATV and single-track trails with numerous berms that wind through a mixed longleaf pine and cypress forest. There area also has several play pits with some steep drop-offs and mudbugs to keep you occupied. A peewee track for beginner riders can be found at the Hammock day use area.

Camping is permitted at Buttgenbach Mine Campground which offers 51 shady sites, each with a picnic table, BBQ ring, electric and water hookups plus a large but clean shower house with flush toilets. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis but fill up quickly during three day holiday weekends. The area also has several nice day use areas that offer scattered shade gazebos with picnic tables, BBQ grills and spray wash stations.

Please note that pets are not permitted anywhere within the park or campground and riding hours are from sunrise to sunset. ATV rentals are nearby and reservations can be made by calling (813) 763-3800.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBrooksville, FL
Address6420 La Rose Road, Brooksville, FL 34602
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From: Tampa, FL
1) Take I-75 north to exit 301, about 45 miles
2) Turn left (west) off the exit ramp, continue about .1 miles
3) Look for the Holiday Inn on the right, turn here
4) Follow road to the park entrance.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles4
Miles Of Trail40
Climate TypeForest
Elevation50 to 100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe state forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis state forest has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis state forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
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
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
CommentBeginner Track/Training Area

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesFL Division of Forestry OHV Permit
Dates OpenDaily 8am to 5pm
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
OHVs must have a dry weight of 900 lbs or less
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
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 RequiredYeshelmets required for all riders
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
most sites can accommodate trailers up to 40 feet long
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementManyDedicated Rangers/Officers
On-Site Office/Station
Gate Inspection
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentFlorida law requires OHVs to be titled when operating on public land. Proof of ownership is required when operating machines.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($2.00 per vehicle)
Day use fee for visitors not carrying OHVs.
RidingYes ($60.00 per OHV)
Non-Resident Annual Permit Fee - $100, Single Day Permit - $15
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $25.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Buttgenbach Mine Campground Fee
CommentPermit fee is pro-rated $10 every quarter. Cash, check, Visa or MasterCard is accepted at the entrance station.

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Brooksville Regional Hospital (352) 796-5111
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Sunoco (352) 799-4209
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Sunoco (352) 799-4209
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Sunoco (352) 796-4636
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (W)Hernando Beach Park (352)754-4405
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (E)Oriole Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (W)Hernando Beach Public Boat Ramp (352) 666-6234

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoCroom Motorcycle Area Gatehouse
6420 La Rose Road
Brooksville, FL 34602
(352) 797-5759
CommentOpen daily 8am-5pm.
Contact InfoWithlacoochee State Forest Recreation And Visitors Center
15003 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 797-4140
cynthia.hausman@freshfromflorida.com
goo.gl
Contact InfoCroom ATV Rental
33142 Cortez Blvd
Dade City, FL 33523
(813) 763-3800
(352) 345-8797
croomatvrental@yahoo.com
croomatvrental.com
CommentATV and dirt bike rentals

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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The Sand Hill day use area is the first staging area after entering the park. It has an open sand pit and numerous shaded picnic areas.

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OHV doing a wheelie at Croom Motorcycle Area Trail

The pond is in the middle of the sand pit found at the Sand Hill day use area. Photo Submitted 9/27/2012 (Thanks!)

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If you take the access road to the end you will find the camping area with RV hookups and shaded sites like this.

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This spray wash station is located at the Hammock Day use area. Other amenities include restrooms and trash cans.

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Photo Submitted 8/9/2011 (Thanks!)

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The Hammock Day use area has a peewee track that is open dirt bikes 90cc and below.

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This spray wash station is located at Buttgenbach Mine Campground.

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The entrance to Buttgenbach Mine Campground.

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The main entrance is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

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OHV at Croom Motorcycle Area Trail

Photo Submitted 10/7/2012 (Thanks!)

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