Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Waccasassa Forestry Center

Waccasassa Forestry Center Field Unit

Counties Served

Alachua, Putnam, Gilchrist, Marion and Levy


Rick Dolan


Waccasassa Forestry Center
Florida Forest Service
5353 NE 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609-2606

Report a Wildfire and
Request Burning Authorizations

(352) 395-4951 (Alachua, Marion and Putnam counties)
(352) 493-6060 (Levy and Gilchrist counties)

Administrative Telephone

(352) 395-4950


(352) 395-4959

County Foresters

Contact for forest management, urban and community forestry assistance, tree farm, or cost-share grant information for your property. Find A County Forester

Forest Area Supervisors

Contact for prescribed burning, fire line plowing, wildfire hazard mitigation, and other questions about wildfire prevention on your property. Find A Forest Area Supervisor

State Forests

Carl Duval Moore State Forest
390 Holloway Rd.
Florahome, FL 32140-2537
(386) 329-2552
(386) 329-2554 Fax

Etoniah Creek State Forest
390 Holloway Rd.
Florahome, FL 32140-2537
(386) 329-2552 
(386) 329-2554 Fax

Goethe State Forest
9110 SE CR 337
Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-8585
(352) 465-8515 Fax

Indian Lake State Forest and
Ross Prairie State Forest
6675 NE 40th Ave. Rd.
Ocala, FL 34479
(352) 732-1201
(352) 620-7293 Fax

Newnans Lake State Forest 
5353 NE 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL  32609-2606
(352) 395-4926

Welaka State Forest
P.O. Box 174
Welaka, FL 32193-0174
(386) 467-2388
(386) 467-2740 Fax

Prevent Wildfire in YOUR Community...

Our Wildfire Mitigation Specialist can present  fire prevention programs for local schools, community groups, and events. 
Contact the Specialist in your county for more information or to sign up for a program.