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Croom Tract of the Withlacochee Forest

Ride Type: 

Location: 

Brooksville

Distance/Length: 

2,600 acres

Highway: 

SR50 Off of I-75 Exit 301 or old 61

Direction from South Florida. Exit from I75 onto SR50 and go to your left under the overpass. Get into the far right lane IMMEDIATELY! The road is just before the Best Western Hotel (road appears to be the entrance to the hotels). There are 2 gas stations across SR50 from the entrance, a 50 site campground within the park, a Burger King and Subway across from the entrance, and a ATV/Motocross bike store for parts and necessities on the road to the entrance of the park. There is also a Winn Dixie and Laundry Mat going east on SR50 for those of you who are camping, and they also have two day use areas. Camping is $13.00 per night with hook ups, but you must have a permit to ride which is $35.00 per year beginning on July 1, and depreciates $5.00 every 3 months, so if you were to get your permit on October 1, it would only be $30.00, and so on. Not sure of the day use rules and prices. Riding is better when some rain has fallen due to heavy dust, but to much rain can cause the road to the camp ground to become impassable by a non 4 x 4 vehicle (lots of mud spots). Also, absolutely NO PETS ALLOWED anywhere in the park or camp ground areas. Trails are not large enough for ORV, only 4 wheelers, motocross cycle, three wheelers, and ATV of this size and nature. The Big Scrub or Lake Delancy in Ocala National Forest would be more suitable for the larger vehicles from what I have heard.