Ocklawaha is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida, United States. The community is part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area.The Ocklawaha River runs northward to the west, following the boundary of the Ocala National Forest.
A post office was established at Ocklawaha in 1884. The post office closed in 1992. The community took its name from the nearby Ocklawaha River.In 1935 Ocklawaha was the scene of a shootout between federal agents and Ma Barker and her gang. The feds fired nearly 3500 bullets into the house and the fight ended in the death of all gang members present. Each year, the Ocklawaha Chamber of Commerce puts on a reenactment of the event.