Ocala Warnings and Dangers
Located in Central Florida, Ocala is second to only Kentucky when it comes to producing champion racehorses. Among the many wonderful things to do in the area, there are a few things to keep in mind when visiting Ocala for a safe and enjoyable trip.
Contrary to popular belief and the media, Florida does in fact get rather cold from time to time. Temperatures often drop to the 30’s and 40’s in Ocala in the winter months and can feel much colder due to Florida’s humid climate. There are also a lot of wild animals in and around Ocala that visitors should keep on their radar. Bears and alligators abound in and around Ocala. Animals should not be fed and can easily wind up in unexpected places such as under kayaks and canoes.
Ocala’s crime rate far exceeds the national average and is also above average for the high crime rate in Florida. The best ways of avoiding Ocala’s higher crime areas are doing a simple internet search on crime report websites, as well as asking clerks at the hotel where you are staying what areas ought to be avoided.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Ocala warnings and dangers.