Osceola - FR278

Lake City, Florida (Columbia County)

Last Updated: 04/02/2020
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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 278 is a trail that runs through the southwest lower section of Osceola National Forest. Visitors can expect to be surrounded by trees and swampland on their exploration. FR278 is also home to Osceola National Forest's shooting range named Lewis D. Whitaker Shooting Range. This unsupervised shooting range is free and provides archery, handgun, and rifle ranges. Please see Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range and Osceola National Forest for more information regarding the shooting range.


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1. National Forest Road 278 Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts just north of Moose Lodge No. 624.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake City, Florida

Starting at the intersection of NE Granger Mill Ave and Washington St., take NE Granger Mill Ave north a short way until reaching NE Williams St. Turn onto NE Williams St. and drive for half a mile, then turn north onto FR278; this is the trailhead.


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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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