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    Default Ocala FT Closed During Shutdown?

    Was planning to thru Ocala over my winter break and wouldn't ya' know it--the gubment decides to shut down. Anyone know if Ocala will be off-limits or open with no services or not affected?
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    Only the "fee" areas would be affected. I'm leaving in a minute for an overnighter out there, I'll let you know.

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    Probably all the Springs and campgrounds will be closed, you can hike through the forest but you will have to camp along the trail at a primitive campsite

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    My biggest concern is still being able to get water...I know there are a few spots where the only water sources are at campgrounds. Would the water be shut off? Would I be arrested for trying to get water from a spigot? Does this seem like a bad idea? I really wanted to do Ocala and none of my other options are looking promising...
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    If I were you, I wouldnt hesitate to go. The water sources are in the open and should be perfectly fine. Camel up at those sites though...water in between sucks.

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    Hopkins campground is open, swung by there on my way out of the woods. No worries with water. With the recent rains there's more water out there than I have seen in 10+ years.

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