Doe Lake is a group campsite with a variety of activities. Centered around a historic lodge with a large group kitchen, it's an ideal place for major outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people. The site is a favorite among equestrian groups, but can also accommodate weddings and other social events.
For reservations or refund request please call (877) 444-6777
This site is centered around a classic 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps dining hall that has been historically restored.
Tent camping is most common at this facility. RVs and horse trailers are allowed, but limited to specific areas that do not offer hookups. Restrooms with flush toilets and showers are provided, as are hitching posts for horses.
Due to the historic nature of the facility A/C units are prohibited and please do not use staples, nails, or screws to hang or display anything in the Dining Hall. Doing so is a violation of code 36 CFR 291.9(a) and is a finable Federal offense.
If it is your intent to rent an RV or trailer from a third party entity, please note that the USDA Forest Service does not allow RV or trailer rentals to be pre-placed and/or delivered to the recreation area. The Reservation holder must drive the RV or trailer to the recreation area as it is their sole responsibility and alleviates the FS from any liability.
Any commercial business that operates on federal land is required to have a special use permit. 36 CFR 261.10 (K)(L)
Reservations only; no walk-ins.
To schedule a time to visit the Doe Lake Group Site prior to your reservation, contact Lake George Office at (352) 625-2520. An unscheduled visit to Doe Lake Group Site is disruptive to those that have reserved the facility.
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 camping area sits beneath a shady grove of oaks and pines overlooking Doe Lake, and the dining hall sits atop a grassy hill with a view of the water.
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. These opportunities are available in designated areas throughout the forest.
Equestrian camping, canoeing, boating and fishing are some of the popular activities around Doe Lake, and can be enjoyed exclusively by visitors with a group reservation.
Campers can launch a canoe or low-powered boat and drop a line in the middle of Doe Lake for an afternoon of fishing.
Ocala National Forest 17147 E HWY 40 Silver Springs FL 34488
For campground inquiries, please call: 352-625-2520
Doe Lake Recreation Area is between Moss Bluff and Umatilla, Florida.
From I-75, west of Ocala, Florida, take the exit for State Route 40 east. Continue 11 miles to Forest Corners, then turn right on County Road 314-A. After about 9 miles, pass through a blinking light at Moss Bluff. Take the next major right at an old country store. Drive for 3.6 miles, passing entrances for Sunnyhill Restoration Area on the left, and turn left on Forest Road 14, also known as Cross Road or Big Scrub Road. Continue nearly a mile and bear right, then turn right into the recreation area.
Doe Lake Campground
Umatilla, FL 32784