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Silver Springs River

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Address: Ocala, FL
Activities: Canoeing, Camping

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Beautiful Silver River

Silver River is the most beautiful place in Marion County. It's a great place to kayak. You can see lots of alligators, turtles and monkey. It's so peaceful and beautiful. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Actually the Silver River is heartbreaking. Twenty years ago it was spectacular and beautiful. The water was crystal clear and abundant with fish. It is still nice, but nothing like it used to be. If canoeing or kayaking I would avoid weekends. Too many boaters abuse no wake rule. Early mornings are best for wildlife photography.

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Ocala, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Silver River is the most beautiful place in Marion County. It's a great place to kayak. You can see lots of alligators, turtles and monkey. It's so peaceful and beautiful. You can kayak all the way to the main spring just watch out for the glass bottom boats. You can launch from Silver River State park or Ray's Wayside (... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
51 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Quiet and peaceful. A ride on the river is so relaxing and informative. We went with friends and all had an enjoyable time.

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ocala florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A great spring run to canoe up and float down. Put in and paddle up stream from under the big bridge on Hwy. 40 west of Silver Springs, paddle up into the head springs and float back Incredibly clear water - lazy days. If we could just get the powers that be to quit drawing down the water tables

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Lovely place, quite a bit to do. Strongly suggest taking the glass bottom boat tour, it was great. We did the 90 minute tour which I believe it is only available on weekends and they only have two of these each day. 30 minute tours leave every 30 minutes. Pretty well maintained.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Now that Silver River is a State Park it is better than ever, especially for nature lovers. Kayaking the river is a wonderful experience especially with a trained guide from Discovery Tours.

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Ocala, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took the kids down the river. Plenty of aligators and turtle to see. You can even bring the canoe up close. I wouldn't suggest swimming . Since the park closed down and reopen. There is still some of the old fort left to explore. See it now before it is all gone.

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gulfport, fl
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a great kayaking trip! Water is wonderful and then you see the monkeys! Yay! Wonderful trip and a really good yak trip.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was a beautiful and affordable tour and ride. Clear water and so much information regarding the movies and history that took place here! Found this through a coupon but would definitely go back if in area again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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294 reviews 294 reviews
99 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped here to check out what's here. Was told about the glass bottom boats and Sea Hunt show, and was not expecting much... But I was wrong, what a place!!!! If your here you need to take a tour on the glass bottom boats, the guides and what you see is amazing!

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Address: Address: Ocala, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala

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