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Address: Ocala, FL
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking
Description: More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with...
More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.
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Great for teenagers to have healthy fun

Very popular area. Great swimming in clear water. My only complaint is that I've been to parks with a more knowledgeable and helpful staff. They don't have forest rangers, just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Christina M
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very popular area. Great swimming in clear water. My only complaint is that I've been to parks with a more knowledgeable and helpful staff. They don't have forest rangers, just regular people who don't know anything about wildlife. I was on the trail with my toddler and came close to a thick moccasin and they didn't do anything. I am... More 

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White Springs, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The canoe / kayak run is one of, if not the best in Florida and actually in the top 25 in America. The springs are beautifully, and nature abounds!

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Bozeman, Montana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited during a busy time of year and yet it was still a great place to spend time, walk around and enjoy a refreshing swim. The charm of the construction of the pool walls by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s adds a special touch to this beautiful natural wonder in this semi-tropical paradise. My biggest suggestion would... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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205 reviews 205 reviews
66 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The boardwalk areas around the park are great as well as the overlooks along the creek. Campsites are well placed and the picnic areas are great as well. The pool is large with plenty of room for everyone. My wife and I also walked for about 5 miles along the Florida trail.....that was amazing. Totally different view of the area.... More 

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Avignon, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

+ nice fresh water pool nice trail on boardwalk - expensive if not full day there: fee 5$pp for parking and use of the pool

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Since moving to the Ocala area over 2 years ago the main reason I did has never disappointed me. I moved here as a second residence from the congestion of Tampa Bay where after 17 years things really felt like they were closing in and I needed to get back to nature. Juniper Prairie is one of the more scenic... More 

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Cedar Key, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First visit to these springs today with a friend and 8 year old son. The setting is beautiful! Families everywhere. Full amenities. Will come back for the canoeing. It was a great day!

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Meda, Italy
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I think this is the best place in Ocala National Forest. Very nice springs, but very cold!! There is a short but good trail behind the pool that allow you to reach the bubbles!! Wonderful!

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silver springs
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I am an outdoor enthusiast and had a great time here. All of Ocala's outdoor recreation places are great.

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Springfield, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I came here to hike the trail through fern hammock and the ocala nat forest to geocache. after a very hot day of hiking, the spring was so nice to jump into. there was only one other person there the day I came. the water is clear and cool. there are picnic benches close by. there is a boardwalk path... More 

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