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Annual New Years Eve Campout, Central Florida Chapter , Doe Lake, Ocala Forest

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  • Doe Lake Campground

    20220 127th St. Road , Ocklawaha, FL (map)

    29.042595 -81.820400

  • From CR 182, north of CR 42 and south of Moss Bluff, turn east onto FR 14 (aka Cross Rd. or Big Scrub Rd.) Doe Lake Campground will be on your right after about 1 mile.
  • ***This event is for State dues paying FTA members & their guests only. ***

    ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CAMPOUT: Celebrate New Year's Eve with FTA friends at the Doe Lake Campground located on Forest Road 14 in the Ocala National Forest. 

    Arrive any time after 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 12/28/16 and checkout by noon on Monday, 1/2/17. This is a group camp area reserved for our FTA group only. Cost is $5 per person per night. Under 18 & over 75 camp free. No need to pre-register. 

    There will be scheduled hiking, biking and paddling activities in addition to group dinners, programs and campfires. 

    Central Florida Chapter led event. More information to come....

    The Doe Lake Recreation Area is centered around a classic 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps dining hall that has been historically restored. This beautiful building sits atop a grassy hill overlooking the clear waters of Doe Lake. Restoration efforts are the result of an agreement between the Friends of Doe Lake and the Forest Service.  A bath house, including showers, was built in the same architectural style. 


    33rd Annual -2016 - 2017 NEW YEARS EVE CAMP OUT

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with FTA Friends! Camp, hike, bike, canoe, fish, eat, visit, play games and enjoy programs. Join us for FOUR days of fun and bring in the New Year around the campfire. Cost - $5 per person, per night. Under 15 & over 75 camp free! FACILITIES: Group camping/Limited hook-ups, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Dining Hall, Fireplace inside, Fire Ring outside. Bring your own chair. Kitchen (use by all) with microwave, ice machine, refrigerators.  MEALS: BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES on your own - Coffee Machine on all day. 

    GROUP DINNERS - 6:00 PM each evening - EVERYONE WELCOME. WEDNESDAY: At FIRE RING - Bring snacks to share around the campfire.    THURSDAY: STONE SOUP - Bring one soup ingredient or bread or dessert. FRIDAY: BAR-B-Q & FIXINS - for a donation.  SATURDAY: POT LUCK DINNER - Bring a dish to share. SUNDAY: LEFT-OVERS.  ACTIVITIES: WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM - CHECK-IN (NOT BEFORE PLEASE).       6:00 PM - CAMPFIRE DINNER. PROGRAMS:  THURSDAY 9:00 AM & 1:30 PM - HIKE or BIKE or PADDLE.   7:00 PM - PROGRAMS & 9:30 PM CAMPFIRE. FRIDAY : 9:00 AM & 1:30 PM - HIKE or BIKE or PADDLE.    7:00 PM PROGRAMS & 9:30 PM CAMPFIRE.   SATURDAY, 8:30 AM -PADDLE -Silver River! 9:00 AM & 1:30 PM -HIKE or BIKE,       5:30 PM - GROUP PHOTO - Dining Hall steps.   7:00 PM PROGRAMS & 10:00 PM/CAMPFIRE ! 11:59 PM -NEW YEARS EVE/ Countdown & ”Good Luck” food! SUNDAY 9:00 AM & I:30 PM - HIKE or BIKE or PADDLE 7:00 PM - PROGRAMS AND 9:30 PM - CAMPFIRE.   MONDAY 9:00 AM -11:00 AM - Camp Clean-up & Check out by 1:00 PM.

    For more information:! CALL OR EMAIL - Rachael Augspurg,[masked] home/[masked] cell. 

     DOE LAKE CAMPGROUND -![masked]TH ST. RD. ! OCKLAWAHA, FL.....N![masked] ! W[masked] (also FR 14). DIRECTIONS: From SR 19, go west on SR 42 at stop light in Altoona for 10.8 miles. Turn right/north onto SE 182nd Ave, go 4.1 miles, turn right/east on Forest Road 14, (also 127th St. Rd). Go 1 mile to campground on right. DIRECTIONS: From SR 40, at Forest Corners turn right/south on CR 314 A/ SE Hwy 314A, go 7.7 & it turns into SE 95th St. Rd. go 1.8 miles, turn right/south on SE 182nd Ave, go 3.5 miles, turn left/east on Forest Road 14 (also 127th St. Rd.), go 1 mile to campground on right. AFTER 9:00 PM- GATE APPEARS LOCKED, BUT ISN’T. ALWAYS LEAVE AS FOUND.

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  • Blanche N.

    Thank you. Looking forward to hiking with you again.

    November 14

  • Blanche N.

    I won't be camping but would love to join you for some hikes.

    November 13

    • Ruth L.

      Great. That schedule is not finalized yet. When it is available, I'll post it.

      November 14

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    I live in a log cabin on nearly 7 acres within Ocala National Forest. I'm an active member of... more

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