Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Croom Motorcycle Area at Withlacoochee State Forest

OHV/ATV enthusiasts in Central Florida will find miles of trails within the 2,600-acre Croom Motorcycle Area (CMA) at Withlacoochee State Forest.

Open seven days a week, CMA offers something for every rider in the family, including a training area and young rider area. Spend the day or try out the Buttgenbach Campground @ CMA for longer stays.

The acquisition of two dozer units in 2012 to groom and grade trails will make entry-level riding more enjoyable. But don’t worry … we’re leaving miles and miles of natural rough throughout the park for those who like a challenge.

For wildlife watchers, Croom is home to a population of white piebald deer (sometimes called the ghost deer). Other wildlife species to look for include wild turkey, bobcat, gopher tortoise, coyote, bald eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, raccoon, Virginia opossum and white-tailed deer.

Amenities

The Hammock and Sand Hill Day Use Areas, the Buttgenbach Mine Campground @ CMA, and the Training Pavilion. See additional information below for reservations.

Croom Motorcycle Area Trail Map [ Adobe PDF Document 612.48 KB ]

Hours of Operation

The Croom Motorcycle Area and Buttgenbach Mine Campground are open seven days a week. The gatehouse is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Equipment storage is available at the Powersports shop located just outside the main gate (this is a separate operation from CMA).

Telephone: (352) 797-5759 

Day Use Areas

The Croom Motorcycle Area includes two Day Use Areas: Hammock and Sand Hill.

  • Training Pavilion located at the CMA Training Area. Reservations required; call 877-879-3859.
  • No pets allowed.
  • OHM and ATV trail system
Picture: Smokey Bear sign for beginner riding area
Recent renovations include:
  • Phase I construction of the new technical riding area. Anticipated opening is June 2018.

Buttgenbach Mine Campground

Facilities

  • Developed campsites with 30- and 50-amp electricity, water, picnic table and fire ring
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Dump station
  • No pets allowed.
  • Access to the OHM and ATV trail system
  • For information and reservations, visit FloridaStateForest.ReserveAmerica.com or call 877-879-3859.

For more information on OHV recreation in Florida, visit the Florida Off-Highway Vehicle Safety and Recreation.

Contacts

  • Croom Motorcycle Area Gatehouse
    (352) 797-5759

Location

East of Brooksville, west of Orlando, north of Tampa and south of Ocala, Croom Motorcycle Area is located within the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest in Hernando County, Florida.

Enter the Croom Motorcycle Area at Exit 301 off of Interstate 75 and State Road 50 behind the Quality Inn Hotel. The gatehouse and trails are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

The Croom Motorcycle Area
The Florida Forest Service
6420 La Rose Rd.
Brooksville, FL 34602

Directions: CMA is located in Hernando County west of Interstate 75 and north of State Road 50/Cortez Boulevard on LaRose Road.

The CMA Gatehouse phone number is (352) 797-5759. If no answer, contact our Visitor Center at (352) 797-4140.