Osceola - FR232

Lake City, Florida (Columbia County)

Last Updated: 04/08/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 14 miles
Highest Elevation: 177 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lake City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lake City
Official Road Name: 232
Management Agency: Osceola National Forest
District: Osceola National Forest


Highlight: Osceola - FR232
Osceola National Forest is one of three National Forests in Florida. Spanning 266,000 acres Osceola is the smallest of Florida's National Forests. Exploring Osceola National Forest can be done in many ways such as hiking, ATVs, horseback, and street-legal vehicles. Ocala National Forest is great for anyone looking to hunt, camp, watch wildlife, or visit the Lewis D. Whitaker shooting range! National Forest Road 232 is one of Osceola's longest trails. FR232 starts in the lower 1/3 of the forest and ends on the central east side. The trail allows explorers to take an easy stroll through the forest and swamp. FR232 goes around the west and north side of the 13,000 acres of protected wetlands named Big Gum Swamp Wilderness.


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1. National Forest Road 232 Trailhead (0 mi)
Follow signs for Big Gum Swamp.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake City, Florida

Starting at the US-441 intersection and NE Gum Swamp Road, take NE Gum Swamp east for 11 miles. There will be a dirt road on the left/north side of NE Gum Swamp Road with a brown sign for FR233. Turn onto FR233 and continue for 1.5 miles when there will be a fork in the road. Keep left on FR233 and proceed for another 1.2 miles. There will be another crossroad and a sign for FR232. Turn right onto FR232.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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