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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, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Owner description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Owner description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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English first
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260 reviews 260 reviews
79 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great place to camp, the sites were all huge and level! Staff extremely friendly and helpful! The river and scenery is absolutely beautiful!

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JACKSONVILLE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I visited Silver Springs a couple of years ago and was awed by the huge volume of crystal clear water coming out of the earth deep under the springs, yet so pure you could look down in 50 ft.of water with perfect clarity. I took a trip on the famous glass bottom boats and it was a wonderful experience. At... More 

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went on the hour-long river trip, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Lots of gators in the water--around the 1oth one, it started getting old. The park also has wild monkeys, but they weren't in the river area. If we'd had more time, we would have embarked on one of the hikes, as this was a peaceful and pleasant place.

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Ocala, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This past weekend our family visited Silver Springs State Park. We had 6 adults, one granddaughter and a dog. When we arrived in the parking lot, the ranger noticed our dog and immediately provided the dog with a dog biscuit! We were impressed. The ranger also advised us that Santa was waiting to have his picture taken with us. Again... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been to Silver Springs several times to kayak and have been lucky to see the wild Rhesus Monkeys every time. Lots of fish, gators and birds as well. The kayak rental is easy and the river is very peaceful and beautiful.

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The Villages, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went on a canoe trip around the Silver Springs area. The water is crystal clear and there are many fish and turtles, etc. There are monkeys that live here but I didn't see them. Renting a canoe or kayak at the park is very easy. They set everything up for you. All you have to do is get in... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Memories go way back of glass bottom boat trips, the old zoo and concerts with the fam, now his most memorable spot is a State Park! Rentals for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards and great scenic paddling from there. The water is beautiful and so full of fish, zillions of turtles and some laid back gators. Birding is great too... More 

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Lenoir, NC
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My parents took my brother and I to Silver Springs a few times when we were young. I was fascinated by the glass bottom boats. So my husband and I decided to take our kids. What a natural treasure. Not a theme park, no rides (except for the boats) but what a wonderful day we had listening to all of... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We intended to do the glass bottom boat ride but there weren't enough tickets left for the trip we wanted. I originally wanted a kayaking adventure anyway and this did not disappoint. The wide bridge entrance at the end of the huge parking lot was inviting, though the kayaking area is off to the right. The staff was friendly and... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had a nice bike ride in the park. But, we went there to go fishing and fishing is not allowed. The mosquitoes were out in force, but the ranger at the entrance, when asked, responded they insects would not be a problem. The ranger also told us to go fishing at Juniper Springs, but fishing is not allowed there... More 

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