Twin Pond Hunt Camp - Withlacoochee State Forest
Twin Pond Hunt Camp in the Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest is a large campground, providing a base of operation for hunters during hunting season, and for tent and equestrian campers during other parts of the year. These are all primitive campsites.

Access to Twin Pond campground is via forest roads that are predominantly dirt or soft sand. They may be wet at some times of the year. A pick up truck or 4-wheel drive vehicle with high ground clearance is recommended. Or, you can backpack in from the Tucker Hill day use area using loop trail "C". Once at the campground, there is ample room for parking horse trailers. Campsites are well marked and require advance reservations.

The area around Twin Pond Hunt Camp is unique in that it was used for limestone mining many, many years ago. Thus there are high, steep hills, water carved ravines, and algae-covered ponds - making for some truly picturesque locations. Even though the land has been "disturbed" by mining activity, the forest is gradually working to revert the area back to its natural beauty.

A good place for adventurous hikers to explore is a beautiful forest glen at GPS coordinates N 28° 33.825 W 082° 15.880 ... just south of Loop trail "C" to the southeast of Twin Pond campground. You will need to do a bit of bushwhacking and scrambling up and down hills to get there, but it will be well worth the effort. For those who are interested, a geocache is at this location - and is still in place as of April 2017. The video accompanying this article shows a portion of that area.
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