15 Best Places to Camp in Tate’s Hell State Forest

15 Best Places to Camp in Tate’s Hell State Forest
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The area, more widely known as Florida’s Forgotten Coast, has plenty of developed camping including at least a half dozen state parks and many RV parks and resorts. Tate’s Hell State Forest at 200,000 acres boasts 57 designated campsites, most are dispersed, primitive, and reservable via the Reserve America reservation system.

Tate’s Hell is accessed by three highways – the Scenic Coastal Highway 98, Highway 65 on the west, and Highway 67 on the east side – and much of it is included within the Big Bend Scenic Byway. These highways are the only paved roads you’ll find in Tate’s Hell. The roads within the forest were built decades ago when the area was a privately held timber operation.

In 1994, the state started acquiring the land and began the long process of returning the area to a more natural state, which involves something along the lines of a gigantic re-plumbing program not unlike what is happening in the Everg.... Continue Reading at Campendium



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