Category Archives: Tate

New River on St. Valentine’s Day – 2018

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Rock Landing road crosses SR 67.  On the west, it’s a straight drive to East River drive, which intersects to the south and then jogs to continue about 100 yards further west down Rock Landing road.

Camp site 17, a nice site for paddlers because it has an easy take-out and put-in, and large flat camping area, is about 3 campsites north when Rock Landing road ends and East River road north takes over.

A month ago, the river was very low.  With over 2 inches of rain last week, the New River looked much more promising for paddling upriver from campsite 17.

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Tate’s Hell State Forest Camping Reservations

Tate’s Hell State Forest Campsites can be reserved through Reserve America.   However, not all information is in one place.  Recommend first that you access the Tate’s Hell State Forest map and locate the campsite you wish before you access the reservation site.  See http://www.freshfromflorida.com/FLORIDA-FOREST-SERVICE/OUR-FORESTS/STATE-FORESTS/TATE-S-HELL-STATE-FOREST

Then call, Marti Miller, at 850 681-5963 (Talquin District State Forest) or e-mail Marti.Miller@freshfromflorida.com  for information on how that campsite is listed on Reserve America site before you access the reservation site.   Certain sites are not available during hunting season and you may not want to be near these sites if you are not a hunter.  Womack Creek Campground is in a no-hunting area with 12 sites, 3 with electricity and set up for RV’s.

The fee is still $10 plus less than $4 for the Reserve America fee.