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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Welcome from the south end of Florida!
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