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    Ocean Pond North East Florida

    I'm new to Hammock Camping, just can't stay out of the woods. Does anyone know if you can use Hammocks in Ocean Pond Campground? It's owned by the U.S. Forrest Service. I'v tried to call and checked out the web site, can't find any info. Any help would be great, Donho

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    Welcome to HF! Sorry I can't help with the camp ground info.
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by donho41 View Post
    I'm new to Hammock Camping, just can't stay out of the woods. Does anyone know if you can use Hammocks in Ocean Pond Campground? It's owned by the U.S. Forrest Service. I'v tried to call and checked out the web site, can't find any info. Any help would be great, Donho
    Thanks, hope to be "hanging" around for awhile.

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    If its not a state park in Florida you are generally good to go. Welcome!!
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    welcome to the madness
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    Welcome from the PNW. Many park rangers are OK with them if they get an explanation and you use LNT principles.

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    It's in Osceola National Forest, and the national forests do not have any stated rules (that I'm aware of) preventing hammocking. I know that Ocala National Forest doesn't, at least. The 2nd Annual FL Hang was there just last weekend.

    However, looking at the campground information, it's a front-country site. So, the local ranger may or may not be on board with hammocking. Your best bet is to call ahead to the ranger district again and see if they're okay with it. I know it's hard to get a hold of these folks from what you've said, but it's probably worth it.

    Anyway, welcome from over here in Gainesville!

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    That helps alot, me and the off spring will be making our own hammocks over the next few weeks and will be hitting the woods asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donho41 View Post
    That helps alot, me and the off spring will be making our own hammocks over the next few weeks and will be hitting the woods asap.
    No problem. Please let me know if you need any help. This place is wonderful for knowledge related to hammocking.

    If I may make a request, though, especially since this is a front-country site, please use tree straps of some sort or another; the image hammocking has here in Florida could use the good PR. Unfortunately, you can't hang in state parks, regardless of tree straps or good stewardship (there's a law against tying anything to a tree in a state park here, including a bear bag!), and good PR anywhere in the state is helpful for trying to get that changed.

    Anyway, welcome to the madness!

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