" Cypress Glen Campground "
Cypress Glen Campground is located within the Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest (Hernando County), and a short 5-mile drive from I-75. On the shore of Silver Lake, which is part of the Withlacoochee River system, this campground is part of the Silver Lake Recreation Complex. Recreational activities nearby include: boating / paddling / watersports, wildlife viewing, bicycling, hiking, and fishing..
The Withlacoochee River, Little Withlacoochee River, and Jumper Creek have all been designated as Outstanding Florida Waters, and each meanders through this forest which spans across 5 counties and exceeds 165,000 acres. Withlacoochee is a Native American word meaning "crooked river". This accurately describes the Withlacoochee River as it makes its 70-mile journey from the Green Swamp, in northern Polk County, to the Gulf of Mexico at Yankeetown. Complementing the natural water features are the open pine sand hills, dense woodlands, and canopied roads and trails. Tree species found on the forest include slash pine, longleaf pine, pond and bald cypress, maple, southern magnolia, hickory, and various species of oak. There is also an abundance of colorful wildflowers during the Autumn, including goldenrod, thistle, and blazing star. These natural features create excellent habitat for bald eagles, fox squirrels, gopher tortoise, white-tail deer, and turkeys, to name a few.
"There are hills in the forest"
Wow! Love mountain bike riding here. One of our favorite places to enjoy riding in the winter. Lots of deer and shady. Zoom down the hill and get the heart pumping back up it. Sandy in spots makes it even more of an adventure going down hill.
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Come Join In The Fun!
Our Meet and greet is on Friday night.
On Saturday join the potluck party.
Once you have booked your camp site at the park, go ahead and register for the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!!