Operation Outdoor Freedom

Operation Outdoor Freedom is an endeavor of the Florida Forest Service that provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans. Designated state and agricultural lands throughout Florida grant these veterans unique opportunities for recreation and rehabilitation. Join the Florida Forest Service and agricultural landowners in honoring our wounded veterans. Feel free to explore our website and learn more about this outstanding program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs
  • or Purple Heart recipient

Upcoming Events

Please visit the  Operation Outdoor Freedom Event Registration System for the current schedule of events. Note: The registration system requires Internet Explorer version 9 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.


Ned L. Waters
State Program Coordinator
(863) 578-1893 Office

David C. Hunt
Assistant State Program Coordinator
(863) 578-1894 Office 

Operation Outdoor Freedom
Florida Forest Service
Florida Department of Agriculture
170 Century Blvd.
Bartow, FL  33830
For media inquiries regarding Operation Outdoor Freedom, please call (850) 617-7737 or email  Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com.

Our Participating Partners

Wounded Warrior Project