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Osceola National Forest

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Osceola Ranger District, Wiggins Campground, Seventeen Mile Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Osceola National Forest offers miles of old forest service roads that are open to all vehicle types, but is primarily explored in Jeeps and ATVs due to the flat terrain and often waterlogged conditions.

There is currently no designated staging area but the most popular place to access the trail system is off of Mount Carrie Road. Parking must be done on the side of the road and large trailers are not recommended.

Wiggins and Seventeen Mile Campground offer direct trail access and free primitive camping. Full RV hookups can be found at Ocean Pond Campground but there is no direct trail access so machines must be hauled to and from the trails.

There is no fee to ride but OHVs must be titled and registered.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Swamp Buggy
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 16 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
CommentFlorida law requires OHVs to be titled when operating on public land. Proof of ownership is required when operating machines.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size200,000 acres (312 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeSwamp
Elevation140 to 180 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
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 national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Shell (386) 752-1955
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Shell (386) 752-1955
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Ocean Pond Campground (850) 523-8500
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Ocean Pond Campground (850) 523-8500
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Ocean Pond Campground (850) 523-8500
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteWiggins Campground (850) 523-8500
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Shell (386) 752-1955

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLake City, FL
AddressNE Gum Swamp Road, Lake City, FL 32055
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From: Lake City, FL
1) Take US-90 east about 8 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto FS-215/Mt. Carrie Road, continue about .5 miles
3) Park on the side of road.

For Wiggins Campground:
1) Take US-441 north about 1 mile
2) Turn right (north-east) onto NE Gum Swamp Road, continue about 8 miles
3) Look for a "Wiggins Camp" sign on the right, turn here.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoOsceola National Forest - Osceola Ranger District
24874 US Highway 90
Sanderson, FL 32087
(386) 752-2577
mailroom_r8_florida@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Osceola National Forest Trail

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Osceola National Forest Trail

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Osceola NF Trail Photo

Osceola National Forest Trail

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Osceola NF Trail Photo

Osceola National Forest Trail

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Osceola NF Trail Photo

Osceola National Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 4/4/2016 (Thanks!)

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