Enjoy fishing, hunting, and nature. Then the Avon Park Air Force Range may be for you. The facility is typically available for hiking and hunting Thursday through Monday. However please check their website avoinparkafr for current schedules. You can also call 863-452-4254 for current information.
They have onsite opportunities to hunt, participate in hunting competitions, fish, hike and camp. The scenery is beautiful and there seems to be abundant wildlife to view.
The disadvantage of this hiking area is that from approximately Mid-September to December there is no hunting allowed. Additionally they do charge to use. The fee for a day weekday visit as of Oct. 1, 2013 was $10 for a group. The fee for a weekend was $25 and the fee for an annual recreation permit was $50. In additional to this they charge for hunting. An individual hunt permit was $40 and this allowed no more than 3 people to come under the permit and hunt at the same time.