Ocean Pond, Olustee, Florida.
|Ocean Pond is in the Osceola National Forest|
|HOG PEN LANDING. We took them at their word and docked here.|
[This is the full brunt of Irene against northern central Florida. I am not smug.]
When I was here in April, there were three vehicles boondocking here. None this day, but we looked at the pit toilets and understood. There is a $2/day fee, and besides space for larger rigs, there are smaller primitive lakeside tent sites. In case I wasn't clear, THE TOILETS ARE GROSS. Take your $2, drive 100 miles to Micanopy, and use the bathroom twice.
Before you leave, check out these dragonflies! Annie got these pictures without a tranquilizer gun, but she's usually pretty calm anyway:
The campground on the north shore looks nice. $18 FHU, $12 water, and $8 primitive. Here's Annie (not included) and a date palm. There were ads posted wanting camphosts, if you like doing that. 30 hours/week (per couple? not sure) gets you a site, electricity, water, septic, propane reimbursement, laundry and wifi (coming soon).
ETA: Hitek Homeless suggested I link to the information here on FreeCampsites.
I saw this on the iPad:
|What the ... ? Let's go see it!|
|What kind of place is this? And, why is Roxanne walking like that?|
Things got ridiculous, though.
Okay, Brain, how do we get out of here now?
Same way we do every day, Pinky! Try to follow the map!
|What happened to the road?|
|*shakes tiny fist at Olustee Battlefield State Park, an entirely separate entity from the Osceola National Forest that borders it and therefore will not allow free passage!*|