Ocala National Forest Big Bass Campground
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Address: 16202 SE 222nd Court, Altoona, Florida 32702
GPS: 28.986539, -81.785419
Local Directions: In Altoona, FL, at the intersection of County Rt. 42 and State Rt. 42, take State Rt. 42 west 9.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 13 (dirt) and go 1 mile to campground on right.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-352-625-2520
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea...

October 15 to April 15
20 RV Sites, 20 Tent Sites, 20 No Hookup

Daily Rates: Free

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, No Showers, Vault Toilets

Hiking, Hunting

All Ages, Pets Welcome

Max RV Length 45 ft, Max RV Width 16 ft
An Ocala Snowbird Hide-away

Welcome to camping in the worlds largest sandpine scrub ecosystem. Enjoy wildlife watching for scrub jays, sandhill cranes, gopher tortises, bears, and eagles. The newly remodeled Big Bass Campground reopened in 2011 after a two year closure. New to the campground are elongated RV sites for big rigs; new vault toilets; ADA accessible sites; and a renovated water system. Campers can stay up to 120 days! Use your Golden Age Pass and camp for only $5.00 a night!
Total Sites20
RV Sites20
Tent Sites20
Max RV Length45 ft
Max RV Width16 ft
No Hookup (20)
Rental Units
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Dump Station   $3.00 if not camping at Big Bass
Handicap Facilities   Newly renovated restrooms and ADA sites
No Showers  
Vault Toilets  
  Hours Description Fees
Hiking   Several walking trails around prairie area
Hunting   Small Game Hunting
Wildlife Watching  



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Nearby Attractions
One hour from Orlando and the attractions. Close to the Centennial OHV Trail where you can take a 47 mile ride on your ATV or UTV. Big Bass can be your base to visit the numerous local area natural springs including the famous Juniper Springs.
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Other Policies
Check In / Check Out
Check in time is 2pm
Check out time is 12pm

Gray Water
Use dump station only

All Ocala National Forest campgrounds allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in designated swimming and picnicking areas.

Quiet Hours
Quiet Hours run 10pm - 6am

2 vehicles per site
5 people per site (unless immediate family)
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