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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here Halloween weekend. The campgrounds are very clean and we'll kept. The staff was all very kind and helpful. The weekend we stayed there was an extreme amount of bear activity. We did follow every rule and had all food and toiletries locked in the vehicles. This did not deter one rambunctious bear. He seemed curious but in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

2 things you really need to be aware of when camping here. Bears are rampant but will not bother you if you keep your stuff contained. We had neighbors who tried to put their coolers underneath the chair part of a picnic table and the bear easily moved the table and commenced on opening the cooler from the opposite side.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came here and tent camp for 3 nights it was amazing !!! From the canoe trip to the walks and the spring (pool) never had a dull moment or a bad time !!The campsite was clean and people were quite and very nice!!! We can't wait to come back!!!!!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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 July 6, 2014

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
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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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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
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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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Address: 26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Location: United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs

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