Clearwater Lake Campground

Spend your weekend - or a week or more - beneath the shady oaks at Clearwater Lake Campground, a quiet oasis in the southeast corner of the Ocala National Forest.

This 42-space campground provides breezy lakefront sites along Clearwater Lake. It accommodates both trailers and tents, and has bathhouses with warm showers. Campers can swim, grill up a steak, take a walk around the lake on the nature trail, go mountain biking on the Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail, take a hike on the Florida Trail, or just drift across the water in a kayak, trailing a line and waiting for a nibble.

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Clearwater Lake Campground
Ocala National Forest

Spend your weekend - or a week or more - beneath the shady oaks at Clearwater Lake Campground, a quiet oasis in the southeast corner of the Ocala National Forest.

This 42-space campground provides breezy lakefront sites along Clearwater Lake. It accommodates both trailers and tents, and has bathhouses with warm showers. Campers can swim, grill up a steak, take a walk around the lake on the nature trail, go mountain biking on the Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail, take a hike on the Florida Trail, or just drift across the water in a kayak, trailing a line and waiting for a nibble.

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From the junction of SR 42 and SR 19 in Altoona, north of Mount Dora, drive east on SR 42 towards Paisley. After 6.4 miles, you ll see the entrance to the Clearwater Lake Recreation Area on your left. Turn left and drive up the park entrance road, passing the trailhead for the Florida Trail and Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail on your right, to reach the entrance station for this recreation area.