Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

 

Indian Lake State Forest - Bear-n-Oak Trail

 

Location and Hiking Trail Maps with Nature Viewing Information and Photos

Marion County

Near Ocala, Florida

Entry Fee: None

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Just outside of Ocala and adjacent to Silver Springs State Forest in Marion County, you will find a peaceful little getaway with a lake and a short trail.

 

The lake is actually a water-filled sinkhole, and the trail lasted me only 2.5 miles with two trips around the "lake." But it is a quiest and pleasant place with very nice sights including a picnic pavilion, diverse flora, cypress knees, and waterfowl. Mist rises gently from the water at daybreak, and the shoreline is ample for picnics with family. Other areas of Indian Lake State Forest offer trails for horseback riding very nearby. So close the city and with the Silver Springs State Forest right there, it is a very worthwhile stop for a quick hike, picnics, and humble views.

 

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park
Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park - PDF map of hiking trail

 

Interactive map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at AllTrails - Web and Mobile App

 

Find below pictures and a Google Map.

 

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Bear-n-Oak Trailhead at Indian Lake State Park

 

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

 

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Indian Lake near Ocala, Florida is a large, aquifer-fed sinkhole

 

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

 

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Picnic pavilion with a single table

 

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

 

Very young natterjack toad

Very young natterjack toad in June, only the size of a nickel

 

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

 

 

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Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida
Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Bryan Lindenberger
Sunrise over Indian Lake State Forest near Ocala, Florida

Trail Map of Bear-n-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Entrance to Bear-n-Oak Trail Head

Trail at Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake near Ocala Florida

Three black-bellied whistling ducks at Indian Lake State Forest

Picnic pavilion with a single table

Leaning live oak canopy with resurrection ferns growing on them

Very young natterjack toad

Cypress Knees at Indian Lake State Forest

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images