Tiger Bay State Forest is located in east-central Florida and spans about 30,000 acres. Tiger Bay State Forest got its name because of the large wetland that supplies Daytona Beach, DeLand, and other local municipals with water. Tiger Bay State Forest is home to two natural lakes named Indian Lake and Scoggin Lake, and multiple other natural and manmade ponds. These bodies of water bring all types of wildlife; fish, gators, bears, deer, panthers, birds, and insects to the area. Tiger Bay State Forest allows visitors to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature by camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, and hunting.
Wampee Strand sounds like it came from Star Wars, however, it is a bumpy trail in western Tiger Bay State Forest. The trail is a shortcut that connects Bear Island Road
to Gopher Ridge Road
. Wampee Strand has plenty of potholes that will minorly flex vehicle suspension components. After a typical Florida downpour, the trail will have some areas to throw mud down the side of your vehicle while cruising through a neverending forest of green vegetation.