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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Juniper Springs Recreation Area
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife, 12-year old son and I visited Juniper Springs earlier this month with the goal of relaxing away from the touristy areas and testing our mettle on Juniper Run via kayak. Upon arrival the Recreation Area is well maintained with ample parking, a well equipped snack bar/rental area and a beautiful swimming area. Very very nice, well staffed with... More 

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White Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are rules, and for a reason! There is a lot of wildlife, people that understand this know how to conduct themselves, others don't believe, don't care, or blatantly disregard rules put in place for everyone's and everything's safety. And then THEY write the less favorable reviews. It's a great place BECAUSE of the management!

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Bradenton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Let me start out by saying Juniper Springs has beautiful grounds. The swimming area was nice. The 5.00 per person pricetag kind of got me. We had been to Rainbow Springs earlier which was a much prettier park with more to do and paid 2.00 per person to get in. When we arrived at almost the end of the day... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Juniper Springs is a great example of architecture enhancing natural beauty. The swimming spring is quaint and nicely kept up, with a log powerhouse structure turned into a simple museum explaining the history of the springs. The campground, trails and pavilions are great, and even though swimming is not allowed in... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is it the most beautiful spring in Florida! Take a tube and enjoy the crystal clear water. Take a jump off the jump platform. Fun for all. Beautiful canoe/ kayak run. Picnic area for lots of bbq. Camping is very rustic but if you are a tent camper go for it cause the spring is just a skip away!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After enjoying the beaches, we wanted a uniquely Florida experience. This is definitely the place to get it! It costs about $5 a person to pass through the gate in addition to the rental of canoe and kayak. That was not a big deal since we swam in the springs after our paddling trip (which I highly recommend doing). Bring... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be aware that your camper is considered a vehicle as well as your tow vehicle. Any additional vehicles you may have with you must fit on the tiny pad designed only for your camper. Additional vehicles include a second car or truck or a boat. You will have to register and pay an additional fee per "vehicle" for parking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We camped in a tent on the tent loop and it was very nice. The sites were reasonably large, clean, and only a short walk from the bathhouse with hot showers. The swimming area is beautiful with the white sands and plantlife visible through the crystal clear (72 degree!) water. A short nature trail, mostly boardwalks, follows along a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went camping here with the kids in February. It was great. The springs are pretty, but not very special compared to others. The campgrounds are well maintained. The showers are clean. There is also a dishwashing room. It's a bit annoying though that you have to keep your hand on the faucet, or the water will stop. Bring a... More 

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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had not been camping in over 25 years, but I wanted to experience it again and with my 5 year old daughter. I just got back, and although it was very cold, it was GREAT! The grounds were excellently maintained! Staff was very friendly... canoeing was amazing! Springs were chilly, but gorgeous! The trails were beautiful! I can't wait... More 

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