A wayside stop along SR 40, Wildcat Lake shimmers in the middle of the Big Scrub. Launch your boat and head out on the lake for a morning of fishing.
Passes: Ocala National Forest Recreation Area Pass - $60 per person; good from date of purchase through end of the year. Provides entrance to our concession-managed recreation areas: Juniper Springs, Salt Springs, Alexander Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Clearwater Lake, and Wildcat Lake. Purchase at a recreation area entrance station (not at Wildcat Lake, which does not have an attendant).
Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $3 per person
Closest Towns: Astor Park
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Accessibility: Paved boat ramp
Directions: From Silver Springs, drive 27 miles east on SR 40, passing Juniper Springs Recreation Area, to find Wildcat Lake on the right shortly after the traffic light with SR 19.