Being the gateway to the Ocala National Forest has its fringe benefits. Close access to the beautiful Alexander Springs Recreation Area is just one. Noted among Florida's 27 first magnitude freshwater springs, the Alexander Springs beach is one of the clearest swimming spots in the state.

Combined with the surrounding subtropical vegetation of palms, hardwood swamp and sand pine ridge, this is a relaxing repose from the concrete jungles to the South. Horseback riding is another benefit. Riders enjoy the many trails available in the Ocala National Forest while Umatilla's surrounding countryside offers acreage for large tracts for the horse hobbyist, many including lakefront access.

Umatilla is also the home of the Seminole Ranger District office. Located on State Road 19, this center provides the visitor with maps and information on camping, canoeing, trail riding, nature walks and many other National Forest Park activities. For more information and to make your arrangements contact their office at (352)669-3153

Fox Den Country Inn
Ron Fox
Post Office Box 319
Umatilla, FL 32784

Moss Gate Bed & Breakfast
Laura Wright
P.O. Box 1664
Umatilla, FL 32784
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KH Ranch Resort
Karl Umbach
18604 Demko Road
Altoona, FL 32702

Alexander Springs
49525 C.R. 445
Altoona, FL 32702


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