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Florida Greenway - Ross Prairie Campground

Near: DunnellonFL (Weather)
Number of
15 Total
100 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description Crossing central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the state's premier greenway. The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Cross Florida Greenway–SR 200 to CR 484 Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River, the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Barge Canal. This 110-mile corridor encompasses a variety of natural habitats and offers an array of trails and recreation areas where visitors can experience Florida’s premier greenway. This segment of the Cross Florida Greenway includes a variety of natural communities such as longleaf pine sandhill, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, and wet prairies on the western end. This region is also site of an historic "digging." This feature is a wide linear area that was literally carved out of the landscape in the 1930's as part of the original sea-level ship canal project funded through the Works Progress Administration during the depression. Today, they exist as reforested, small-scale valleys. Because the bottoms of "diggings" are comprised of clayey soils that hold moisture, they are dominated by loblolly pines that prefer wetter areas than longleaf or sand pines. In many areas, they also offer challenging terrain. Contact Information: Office of Greenways and Trails Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway – Headquarters (Ocala) 352-236-7143
Best Time to Visit Nov - April
Times to Avoid
Campground The Ross Prairie Campground day-use area has a large paved parking lot with a picnic pavilion, restrooms and a horse wash rack. The campground, which is very popular with equestrians, has 15 pull-thru sites with water and electric; 5 sites have 50-amps, and 10 sites have 30-amps. A bathhouse/restroom, dump station and two horse wash racks are located in the campground. A camp host resides at the campground year-round.
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Ross Prairie Campground

, FL
Ross Prairie Campground
Directions Off I-75, take the Belleview/Dunnellon exit in Ocala, Exit #341 (CR 484). Take CR 484 and go west on CR 484 approximately 10 miles. Turn left at stoplight, Hwy 200 and go South about 2 miles. The campground will be on your left.
This information was provided by Charlie & Barbara Kissling on 1/14/2008 5:21:35 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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