For those of you who enjoy getting out in the dirt with a motorcycle or ATV and blazing a trail, we have a place here in Hernando County that you need to look into. The Croom Motorcycle Area is one of the premier destinations for riders of all types throughout the state. From open areas where experienced riders can cut loose to training areas for newcomers to hone their skills, there is something to satisfy any motorcycle or ATV enthusiast.
The park also has campsites with electricity, bathrooms, showers, and other amenities. There are also pavilions that can be reserved. If you want to reserve a pavilion, you will have to book in advance. Food and beverages are welcome with the exclusion of alcoholic beverages. There is also opportunities for wildlife sightseeing. The park is frequently seen with a couple types of deer, bald eagles, turkeys, bobcats, coyotes and many others. If you are lucky, you may even run into X-Games Champion Ronnie Siggy Renner, who has been riding at the Croom Motorcycle Area since the early 1980s.
All riders must wear helmets to ride in the park. No pets are allowed within park facilities. Riders can only ride doubles on bikes designed by the factory for two riders. Admission is $15 for one day or $60 annually. Annual rates can be pro-rated for partial years.
The park is open seven days a week from 8AM to 5PM. It is located outside Brooksville in the Withlacoochee State Forest. You can get to the gatehouse from Exit 301 from Interstate 75 if you are coming into the park from outside Hernando County. From within Hernando County, go to LaRose Rd. off Cortez Blvd. (SR 50). To contact the park, call the gatehouse at (352) 797-5759 or the visitor’s center at (352) 797-4140. You can access more information at their website in the link above. If you cannot click the link on your device, go to http://bit.ly/1fniNtr
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