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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After exploring the many springs of Florida, my family and I agree that Juniper Springs is one of the best we have seen. Very well kept and full of nature. We did not camp or kayak/canoe the spring run we came for the swimming. And it was a wonderful experience. Kids loved it! The water is always 72 degrees but... More

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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family drive directly here after enjoying the morning at Silver Springs. We were NOT disappointed! We had so much fun swimming in the spring area, and doing some exploring around. We took turns filming one another with a GoPro so now have memories to enjoy over and over again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been down run close to a dozen times but has been over ten years since last trip. River has become very over grown with low lying branches, briars downed trees. Spent much of trip ducking. Was told Forrest service does not permit much in way of clearing. Still beautiful and worth the trip but can be a lot of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The kayaking is so much better than I expected. I would say that this is not a kayaking trip for a first timer though. Some of the twists and turns were a little challenging. The water was amazing! If you are scared of being close to alligators you may not want to go on this trip. We saw a handful... More

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Supai, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Juniper Springs was a pleasant place for a week of tent camping during mid February 2014. The camp sites had some vegetation between them which was nice. I stayed in the loop closest to the road and did experience road noise. The bathrooms were clean. There was no host which I didn't miss until loud partiers arrived Friday night. They... More

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Florahome, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
3 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This campground used to be full most of the year and I loved it every time I visited (regularly since early 1960s). Having been turned over to a concessionaire, things just aren't all that great anymore. Senior pass only a small discount, all prices seemed to me to be tripled or more since I was there last (not that long... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Yes the pictures are pretty, however one should realize that all these photos are all being taken within 50 yards of the same spot. This place is super small and there isn't a lot to do. It is also many miles in the middle of Ocala National Forest. We drove for two hours to get here and it was a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Like Silver Glen Springs, we visited this park based on positive reviews and the photos. We only saw one employee the entire time (at the gate), but never saw anyone chasing children on golf carts, yelling at guests for throwing garbage on the ground, or harassing anyone with coolers. It was a somewhat cool day, and there were only about... More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed at the campground here as our second stop on a Florida spring for this trip. The Spring was beautiful but we did not swim due to some unusually cold weather. Our campsite was nice. I'm a little unsure why they haven't upgraded the sites to electric because it sure would be nice to not hear generators. We did... More

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Tampa, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed at Juniper Springs this past weekend for a three day weekend, and while the weather was not completely accommodating the camping was still fantastic. We went to the spring head and jumped in despite the chilly weather, the water is such a beautiful color that we couldn't help it. My only complaint that wasn't really anyone's fault is... More

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Address: 26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Location: United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Also Known As:
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs

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