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Monday, July 24, 2017
Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead, Silver Lake OHV Trailhead, North Oak OHV Trailhead, Vinzant OHV Trailhead
|Last Known Status||Open|
This popular area offers over 100 miles of motorized trails with several small scattered play areas. The trails are mostly smooth and sandy but flat. There are several staging areas to access the trail system but Silver Lake and Springhill are the preferred spots for large trailers since the parking lots are paved with plenty of turnaround room. The North Oak Staging Area is smaller but consists of loose sand (please note that the only trailhead with ATV access is Silver Lake). The road that leads to Vinzant Staging Area is usually passable even during wet weather but the trail is prone to flooding.
A trail pass is required to ride and can be purchased at any of the staging areas (currently only three day or annual passes are available).
Camping is not permitted but Silver Lake offers a nice day use area with shady sites with picnic tables and BBQ grills and a beach. A small fee of $3 is charged to use the facility.
The trails are usually open year-round but may close temporarily due to inclement weather.
For a detailed trail map see pages 15 and 24.
|Nearest City||Tallahassee, FL|
|From: Tallahassee, FL
1) Take SR-20 west about 4 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto CR-260/Silver Lake Road, continue 3.2 miles
3) Turn left (east) onto NF-371, continue .4 miles
4) Staging area is located inside the Silver Lake Recreation Area parking lot on the right.
For the Springhill Staging Area:
1) Take Springhill Road south about 3 miles
2) Trailhead entrance is on the right (west).
For the North Oak OHV Staging Area:
1) Take SR-20 west about 6 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto FR-325, staging area is on the left.
For the Vinzant Staging Area:
1) Take SR-20 west about 13 miles
2) Turn left (south) onto FR-342, staging area is on the left.
|Our Rating||Good |
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
|Comments||(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)|
|Permit Required||Yes||Apalachicola National Forest OHV Pass|
|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 (50 inches)||has entrance gate or posts|
|ATVs||Permitted||(maximum width 50 inches)|
|UTVs / SXS||Permitted||(maximum width 50 inches)|
|SUVs / Jeeps (registered)||Prohibited|
|Dune Buggy/Swamp Buggy|
|Two Strokes /|
2 Cycle Engines
|Helmets Required||Youth Only||required for persons under 16 by state law|
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
|Bicycles||No Restriction||Not Recommended|
trails are very sandy
|Horseback||No Restriction||Not Recommended|
|Cross Country||Prohibited||stay on the 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.|
|Comment||Florida law requires OHVs to be titled when operating on public land. Proof of ownership is required when operating machines.|
Silver Lake Recreation Area Day Use and Parking Fee
|Riding||Yes ($10.00 per rider)|
Cost of 3-Day Pass, Annual Pass - $75/rider
|Contact Info||Apalachicola National Forest - Apalachicola Ranger District|
11152 NW SR 20
Bristol, FL 32321
|Comment||select option 2 for trail conditions|
|Approx Size||195,000 acres (305 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||111|
|Elevation||100 to 120 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards assumed marked but use caution)|
|First Aid||5-20 Miles (NE)||Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (850) 431-1155|
|Gasoline||1-5 Miles (NE)||Selam Country Store (850) 574-6125|
|Diesel||1-5 Miles (NE)||Selam Country Store (850) 574-6125|
|Water||On Site||Silver Lake Recreation Area (850) 643-2282|
|RV Hookup||5-20 Miles (NW)||Coe's Landing Campground (850) 350-9560 or (866) 350-9560|
|RV Disposal||5-20 Miles (NW)||Coe's Landing Campground (850) 350-9560 or (866) 350-9560|
|Campground||5-20 Miles (NW)||Coe's Landing Campground (850) 350-9560 or (866) 350-9560|
|Conv Store||1-5 Miles (NE)||Selam Country Store (850) 574-6125|
|Swim Area||On Site||Silver Lake Recreation Area (850) 643-2282|
|Water Body||On Site||Silver Lake Recreation Area (850) 643-2282|
|Boat Ramp||On Site||Silver Lake Recreation Area (850) 643-2282|