Hi, I am planning a 2-3 week tour of Florida at the end of the month - the ACA St Augustine-Lauderdale-Ft Myers-Augustine Loop, and I am hearing conflicting info concerning hammocking throughout the state.
1. NO hammocking on any state-owned land or public land
2. Well, you CAN hammock, but only in designated sites in designated campgrounds
3. Well, you CAN hammock, but you have to use 2" straps and only wiht 12" diameter trees
4. Well, you are supposed to be allowed to hammock, but not all rangers agree, so many will not let you anyway.
Does anybody know the REAL rules on hammocking?
Also, has anybody done that particular tour (or something similar) and are there enough trees/sites/etc to hang hammock?
Should I just bring a solo tent and forget about it? I love hammocking - very comfy - but I really don't wanna get down there and be ambushed by some local official .... and anyway, like I said, I've seen parts of FL that look like ther are NO trees of hanging caliber - am I mistaken?
PLEASE.... if somebody is from there or knows the rules or has experience there, what say you????