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Silver Springs State Park

Address: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34470
Phone Number: 352-236-7148
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice in the past few months and have to say that the glass bottom boats were a memorable experience for both children and adults. Although the site has seen better days, the state is working hard to fix the site and bring it back to life. Perhaps the guides are a little too rehearsed, and the built-in... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Glass bottom boat ride is not as advertised. It only lasted 10 minutes and the guide slurred his words and hurried to get it over with. Canoe rentals (in the state park parking lot) are the way to go (a little expensive, but a great experience).

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New Paltz, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a beautiful spot for taking in nature. The private attraction went bankrupt and Florida has taken it over. It will take a long time for the government to fix what the private sector screwed up. Take the glass bottom boat tour. If you are fit enough rent a canoe for a couple of hours. Hiking trails in the... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you have a large RV and need room, this is a good place to visit. Lots of pull-thru sites. There are hook-ups for water and electricity. Bathrooms are convenient and there was plenty of hot water for showers. There is a washer/dryer on site which is an added plus. Campground hosts could be more polite, but that might just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a delightful tour guide. He was very informative.We went last year (February, 2014). We plan to do it again this year. We come down every year to this area.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Always a great car show to enjoy and in a great setting. Beautiful park to walk around and enjoy mother nature.

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Fort White, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very large sites. Well Maintained. Rangers and all park personnel very kind ,friendly and willing to give a little extra to make the visitors stay a good experience. Hope to return as host in the fall.

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Miami
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This review includes reviews of the lodging accommodations, campgrounds, trails, silver springs river and overall experience. From December 28, 2014 - January 2, 2015, we had the opportunity to explore this fantastic state park. Lodging - reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance using reserveamerica.com. I made the reservation in feb, 2014 for cabin #2. A two... More 

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I remember going here in the 80's and was absolutely amazed at the springs and the beautiful surroundings. Now I recently took my kids as a pit stop along the highway. Now a museum and shops I didn't remember from back then. Just peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle. The kids loved the springs and were amazed at... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited the gardens section first. Although it was winter when we went, there were still several beautiful plants that were well maintained. We didn't have time to do the glass bottom boat ride, but it looked like fun! The main reason we went were the 15 miles of hiking trails, they did not disappoint. Some trails have issues with... More 

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