Tate's Hell State Forest

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Tate's Hell State Forest

Florida

(850) 697-3734

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Overview

This massive 202,000 acre state forest is located in Franklin County, between the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee Rivers. Tate's Hell State Forest offers a variety of recreation activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 35 miles of rivers, streams and creeks available for canoeing, boating and fishing. A concrete boat launch site is located at Cash Creek. Also enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking and more!

Map of Tate's Hell State Forest (FL)

Latitude, Longitude: 29.847515, -84.713915

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Activities

  • Boating

    A concrete boat launch site is located at Cash Creek, with additional launch sites available at locations throughout the forest.

  • Bird Watching

    This state forest is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail

  • Camping

    Primitive campsites are dispersed throughout the forest. Most sites are on the river banks with canoe/kayak/small boat access and fishing.

  • Fishing

    Fishing requires a valid license and is regulated under the direction of the Fish and Wildlife Commission

  • Hunting

    Special permits that allows hunt camps for the duration of the hunting season are also available for a fee.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Available on more that 150 miles of designated trails on existing forest roads.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking at one of the many day use areas is a popular activity on the forest.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is an option in 35 miles of rivers, streams and creeks.

Directions

Driving

Tate's Hell State Forest is located in Franklin County, between the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee Rivers. The forest extends into the southeast corner of Liberty County, south of the Apalachicola National Forest and 1.5 miles northwest of the town of Carrabelle. Access Tate's Hell State Forest from U.S. Highway 98, County Road 67, or State Highway 65.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(850) 697-3734

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