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Silver Springs River

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Address: , Ocala, FL
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Activities: Canoeing, Camping

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BeAutiful

Well worth the drive from Orlando. Cyclists only pay $4, car parking $8 great value. Beautiful conservation area, walks etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth the drive from Orlando. Cyclists only pay $4, car parking $8 great value. Beautiful conservation area, walks etc.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful paddle, crystal clear water, lots of wildlife...stay in the kayak, gators sunning everywhere! Monkeys with babies in tow on the shore bank. Great way to "get out of town."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Came for the kayaking; the Springs were gorgeous! Very clear, very deep, very blue! We saw a big gator and heard the wild monkeys! All in all: a lot of fun!

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Matawan, New Jersey
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The springs are amazing! Waking in the impressing front gate of the old privately owned roadside attraction, the first for the state of FL, long before 1971 and Disney, your breath is taken away by the beautiful Cyprus trees and Spanish Moss bordering and interspersing a wooded Boardwalk. Once filled with the cackle of birds, only resounded with insects as... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This River is a wonderful and beautiful place to spend the day . Great place to swim too, just give way to alligators! Don't feed the monkeys, but they are wonderful to watch. Fishing is great too. It is like you are in another world.

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Dunnellon
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I grew up coming here & every time I do I totally enjoy myself & think it is absolutely gotgeous. It is a new adventure every time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have been kayaking down the silver many times...you see it all, clear water and fish, a few gators and the monkeys if you look closely...no fishing or swimming but beautiful to see.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love the water its very clear and can see to the bottom.Its very relaxing and beautiful.I really enjoyed our adventure.

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Silver Springs River is a place of serenity and natural beauty. Taking a leisurely tour by kayak is wel worth the time spent.

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In the past we have taken the shorter glass bottom boat ride but this time we kayaked with Discovery Tours. Overall we had a pleasant visit. The facilities at the park look like time stopped in the 1950's, it's not run down it just looks like you stepped back in time. If you enjoy nature and more simple things then... More 

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