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MILL DAM GROUP CAMP, FL

Photo: MILL DAM GROUP CAMP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Mill Dam Group Campground offers a fun and relaxing setting for groups of up to 150 to enjoy Ocala National Forest. Large picnic shelters and access to outdoor and water recreation make this area ideal for family reunions and other large parties.

Natural Features:

Located in north central Florida, the Ocala National Forest spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest.

The campground and recreation area sit in the shade of live oak trees overlooking Mill Dam Lake. Numerous animals make their home in the area, including alligators, turtles, deer, raccoons, black bear and many bird species.

Recreation:

The campground sits along the 168-acre Mill Dam Lake, and water activities are popular among campers and day-use visitors.

Anglers come from all over to enjoy bass fishing. Campers can bring their boats, canoes and kayaks for easy access to the water via an adjacent boat ramp.

A large swimming beach and picnic area are great ways to keep the kids entertained.

Facilities:

In the spring, summer and early fall, Mill Dam is a day-use area only. For the remainder of the year, it becomes a group campground and recreation area for both day-use and tent camping.

Amenities include a picnic shelter, group grills, picnic tables and flush toilets. The parking lot can hold up to 70 vehicles.

A boat ramp adjoins the recreation area, on a separate entrance.

Nearby Attractions:

The Ocala National Forest is notable for its extensive off-road trail system catering to both ATV enthusiasts and Jeeps, as well as being a traditional destination for deer hunters from around Central Florida. These opportunities are available within a short drive.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
Know Before You Go
  • This is a tent camping only site; all vehicles must stay in the established parking area
  • There is no camping in the beach area
  • This camp requires a combination to the entrance gate
  • All temporary, homemade signs must be removed by check-out time
  • No electricity, water or sewer site hookups
  • Alcohol not permitted
  • Bears, raccoons and alligators frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No pets allowed
  • No off-road vehicles allowed except on designated trails
  • Click here for more information about Ocala National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
29.18111, -81.83111
29°10'52"N, 81°49'52"W

Mill Dam is located just off of Highway 40, approximately 15 miles east of Silver Springs, Florida, and 50 miles west of Ormond Beach. From 40, look for the Mill Dam/Half Moon signs about a quarter-mile from the recreational area turnoffs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MILL DAM GROUP CAMP
19657 EAST HIGHWAY 40
SILVER SPRINGS  FL  34488

Phone Number:

Information:  (352)625-2520
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