Trout Lake

Ocala National Forest

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FR-591 Ocklawaha, FL 32179 352-625-2520 352-669-3153 Official Website

GPS: 29.0511, -81.8277

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Overview of Trout Lake

Entrance Road is very narrow and road has deep pockets of sand.

Elevation 32 ft / 9 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Trout Lake 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 1/25/2017
Sprint 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/16/2018
1 review

Reviewed 10/16/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: na
Overall Rating

So had a guys weekend camping, spent the time hiking and fishing around the lake. It is beautiful...but...we had what seemed like a local family that pitched up near us and were very disrespectful of the serenity that we had before they arrived. We also walked up on one of the kids flinging used, soiled toilet paper all in the bushes on the access road leading to our site.

I did scratch up my truck getting back to the site, its really narrow!!!

Site Quality
Sprint 3G

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24' Minnie Winnie
11 reviews
“Free spot on Trout Lake”

Reviewed 1/25/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Overall Rating

This is a relatively quiet spot in the Ocala National Forest, not too far from the main road. The lake is beautiful, filled with lily pads and sand cranes. The parking itself is not ideal - it's slopey and sandy and incredibly dirty with litter. We filled at least 3 trash bags in an attempt to clean up but the beer cans, fast food packages, and broken bottles seemed to be scattered everywhere.

People definitely know this spot. At least 3-5 trucks drove in and out during the day and we had another truck parked near us during the week. Each night we stayed here we saw people with flashlights walking and/or cars pulled in/out. Kinda creepy.

Service is spotty but my husband, who works out of our rig, managed to have a strong enough connection for a few conference calls during the week.

Overall, it's not amazing, given the trash and nocturnal activity, but the beauty of the lake helps make up for some of those negatives.

Warning: the drive in is narrow. We scraped up our RV pulling through the high brush.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

AE would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • fishing
  • water access
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