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TOSOHATCHEE STATE RESERVE

28,000 acres. Located alongside the St. Johns River in east-central Florida, Tosohatchee State Reserve encompasses an area of pine forests and hammocks, including some virgin pine and cypress. There are also swamps and marshes, and Tosohatchee Creek

flows through part of the reserve. Among the wildlife are white-tailed deer, black bear, bobcat, and fox.

Activities: There’s a single trail here for backpacking and hiking, the 27-mile Tosohatchee Trail, which forms several loops. Canoeing is available on the creeks. Horseback riding is possible on appropriate trails. Fishing and limited hunting are permitted in season.

Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is restricted to two backpack camping areas, and there’s also a horseback camping area. Campfires are permitted at designated locations. Pets are not allowed in camping areas.

It’s necessary to register at reserve headquarters, and a camping fee must be paid for each night. Maximum stay allowed is two nights. Camping is prohibited during hunting season.

For Further Information: Tosohatchee State Reserve, 3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas, FL 32709; (407)568-5893.

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