Tallahassee, Fla.--(WCJB) The National Forests in Florida, including Apalachicola, Ocala and Osceola National Forests, have waived campground fees for overnight use for Hurricane Florence evacuees.
This applies to all Forest Service-run facilities, and those under a concession campground special use permit on all three national forests.
The agency has also waived the 14-day camping stay limit for people displaced by the storm. This fee waiver will be re-evaluated on November 1st and extended if necessary.
evacuees should complete the information on fee envelope forms. For concession-run campgrounds, you'll need to register with the campground host and identify themselves as storm evacuees.
Reservations made on Recreation.gov will still be honored and that service will remain available to the public. Displaced individuals arriving at U.S. Forest Service facilities will need to coordinate with the campground hosts to determine available sites based on current reservations.
• Osceola National Forest (Jacksonville area): 386-752-2577
• Ocala National Forest (Orlando area): 352-625-2520 or 352-669-3153
• Apalachicola National Forest (Tallahassee area): 850-926-3561 or 850-643-2282