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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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89%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
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Owner description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Youngstown, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This used to be a major attraction in Florida. It is now often overlooked. It was not crowded at all on a Wednesday afternoon. The parking lot was huge and mostly vacant. The visitors center was much larger than is needed for today.The springs also include a quiet (at least in October) state park which had beautiful Florida scenery. The... More

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bangor
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We used our paddleboards on their trails early in the morning. What a delightful, beautiful place to paddle! So much to see by the springs! So many fish, so many birds, so many turtle, even a small gator. Boy, those creatures swim fast! No luck spotting any monkeys, but I did learn anhinga's sound just like squirrels. Along the back... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Even though I lived in Florida as a child, we never had the opportunity to visit Silver Springs. This visit was well worth the time, and the money. The springs are amazing, the glass bottom boat ride is not too expensive. You will be thrilled with what you see. If you have children, they will be awestruck by this natural... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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