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Silver Springs State Park

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala FL, Silver Springs, FL 34470
352-236-7148
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
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Cumming, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Years ago, my mom took my brother and me to Silver Springs. She had fond memories of Silver Springs, especially the different activities, such as the safari and the glass-bottom boat ride. As it turns out, Silver Springs no longer has different activities; all that remains is the glass-bottom boat ride. During our glass-bottom boat ride, the captain of our... More

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lancs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Brilliant place, so peaceful & interesting, fabulous ice cream, a huge place to explore, the Florida State parks are well kept, they are very proud of them

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots to do lots to see. very relaxing peaceful natural florida. its a great way to spend a day. good for the whole family.

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Inverness, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

State Park located in a fairly urban area. It is an old Florida exhibit venue taken over by the Florida Park system. There is a reasonable admission fee (maybe five dollars or so) and plenty of parking. There are paved walkways for strollers or handicappers. The main attraction is the Silver Spring which is the headwater for the Silver River.... More

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March, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited the Silver Springs Park, mainly to experience the glass bottom boat ride. I had read some older (2013) reviews on the Park that had commented on how run down it had become. The day of our visit was exactly one year after the State had taken back the running of the attraction, and it was obvious that a... More

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Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took a ride on their famous glass-bottom boat. The park is easy access. The boats are comfortable. The Captain was very informative. The water is crystal clear. We saw lots of fish. Very interesting. This is a do not miss in Florida.

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Champaign, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My family and I went about an hour before park close. There was no one to take admission money, so we got in free, and we were able to park very near the entrance. The park was a ghost town. We may have encountered four or five other people the whole entire time we were there. My family and I... More

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Havana, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Took the short glass bottom boat ride, about 30 minutes. Water was very clean, the guide very knowledgeable. First tour leaves at 10:00 a.m., we were the only two passengers! The longer 90 minute tour had only about 6 passengers, so late Sept is the time to go if you want to avoid the crowds. Park is under going restoration... More

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Crescent City, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We just returned from our first stay at Silver Springs SP with our 31' motorhome. We originally reserved site 48 but after fully setting up, the sun proved to be an issue so we were granted permission to relocate to site 17 in the shade. All sites are HUGE and meticulously maintained as well as the bath facilities. Some sites... More

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Biddeford, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Have stayed in the campground with an RV and always had a good experience. My family rented one of the cabins and were very impressed. Therefore, traveling in a car to Florida from Maine to pick up a new RV, I thought it would be a good place to rent a cabin for the night. When we arrived about 8... More

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