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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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Champaign, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 review
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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Norwich, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were hoping to see lots of wildlife and were encouraged on arrival to see loads of fish swimming in the beautiful clear water. There is also a nice walkway following the river where we saw cormorants and huge butterflies. But after the initial excitement it was a bit disappointing. We were only able to take a 30 minute boat... More

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cracker Village is an open air museum open to the public on weekends and consist but not limited to school house, blacksmith shop, meeting house, etc. Florida Cracker houses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, large porch areas and straight central hallways. The Archeological Museum is open sat/sun 9-5 with a sampling of 12,000 years of Indian culture... More

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Florida City, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

great canoeing, trails and parking. Near hotels. Labor Day weekend not too full :). Prices reasonable.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For clarification, I am only rating the campground as it relates to RV and Trailer camping. No consideration is given for other aspects of a campground/park, such as swimming pools, clubhouses, or activities such as fishing or canoeing. Also, many campgrounds may have a variety of quality. My assessment is base on what I perceive as the best they have... More

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Melrose, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I live in Floirda, and there are activities that are reasonable, some that are questionable, some illegal, and some that are excellent, full-on fun, valuable and overall excellent. The tourist industry is important to Florida, and we want (or should want) excellent, safe, and valuable attractions. Silver river is one of those places. Silver River took over another area (Silver... More

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Apopka, Florida
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283 reviews 283 reviews
175 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We just visited Silver Springs and took the glass bottom boat tour. It was a little pricey but our 4 grandkids voted it the best of the trip:) The park it self is $8 a car load so that's a bargin. Really hot during this month of August so maybe plan a month when the weather is cooler. I would... More

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