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[ft-l] Ocala-area hikes
- Subject: [ft-l] Ocala-area hikes
- From: email@example.com (Steve Landis)
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 19:05:29 -0500
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <3C078929.FDFCACFA@epix.net> <email@example.com>
Thanks for all the good information. Wow you guys are helpful!
> Florida State Parks don't allow hunting. Silver River State Park DOES allow
> dogs. View the State Park Pet policy at
> http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/information/petpolicy.htm The trails in
> SRSP are signed Hiking Only, but the weekend I spent there bicycles were all
> over the hiking trails. Not enough to bother the hikers or have a great
> impact on the trail surface, but enough to let me know that the park is not
> going to enforce the separation of hiking and biking trails. Also, the park
> camping (as in all Florida State Parks) is set up for RV camping, meaning
> all sites are gravel-filled. So, if you are planning on tent camping, be
> sure to bring thick mattresses. And, altho new, this park is becoming very
> popular as people find out about it. Snow birds were starting to set up for
> the season when I was there 3 weekends ago. You'll probably need
> reservations to camp there.
> Marshal Swamp MAY allow small game hunting this year, but I don't think
> Office of Greenways and Trails is going to allow general gun hunting this
> year. Hunting on the Cross Florida Greenways is a little uncertain right
> now as they work out their regulations with FFWCC. You can get more info at
> http://www.floridadep.org/secretary/comm/2001/01-175.htm and
> http://www.floridadep.org/gwt/ On the Cross Florida Greenway there are
> separate hiking, biking and equestrian trails within the same corridor.
> They share some sections of trail (at road crossings, around camping areas
> and trailheads, for example). Again, the different tracks are signed, but
> no one is out there to enforce the policies.
> > Hi Sandy,
> > Thanks Again! They all are within my range, of course I'm spoiled since I
> live about 3.5 miles from the AT here in PA and actually cross it everyday
> on my way to work.
> > Are these trails hiking only, or will we run into bikes, horses etc? Can
> I take a leashed dog? Do I need to wear orange? They all sound like great
> suggestions and we'll be sure to try the Silver Springs SP trails.
> > Did I say Thanks Again!