Sunday, April 19, 2015

Point Washington State Forest Campground

Point Washington State Forest has several really nice hiking trails and one of our favorite winds around the head of Eastern Lake.

There's a quiet little spot right on the lake and we've often sat at the picnic table there thinking we needed to come back to fish.

It is a pretty spot but I always think of the scene in Crocodile Dundee where she's getting water and a croc grabs her. We don't have crocodiles but we do have gators and I don't really like to stand too close to the water.

We have a geocache hidden there so last fall we drove out to check on it and to our surprise found a small campground.

There are 4 spots and each one is set back off the trail and comes with a gravel pad, grill, picnic table and fire ring.

There is no water or electricity but there is a porta potty just up the trail.

We've camped there twice since they opened and have really enjoyed it.

I will say this... in the summertime it can be absolutely brutal there and I would suggest bringing LOTS of bug spray.

The road in is not in great shape and there are some good sized holes as well as some soft sand. 4x4 isn't necessary but could be helpful in the rainy season.

Camping is $10 a night and reservations can be made by calling  (850) 547-7083 or (850) 267-8325.

Go out and explore the Forest - you'll love it.
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