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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488
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Naples
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a blast walking the trails with the kids at night. Went on the 7 mile canoe ride which was beautiful. The bathrooms and facilities where cleaned every night and morning. Had a great time in the pool which was nice and cool even though it was really cold.

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Thank Aileen V
Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for 1 night right after Christmas to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather. It was the first stop on a road trip through FL and it was the perfect tropical introduction to the state. The water in the springs is pretty cold, but it's clear which made for awesome snorkelling. The tent campsites were clean and private -- very... More 

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Thank izfo
Dunnellon, Florida
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Juniper Springs rec area is one of the prettier places in the Ocala National Forest ($5.30 per person entry fee). Boardwalk alongside the waterway, take left path at end to see the springs. Camping, concessions, swimming area & Juniper Run, 7 mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip OW-they pick u up at the end. Rent a kayak, not a canoe, as they... More 

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Thank adventuresofmom
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when my friend and I rented a canoe to go down the run. We pushed our canoe and cart down a long walkway to a ranger who checked our bags for wrappers and disposable water bottle which your not aloud to have. Just reusable water bottles which they sell and one zip lock bag... More 

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Thank arc_lineman
Union Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful natural campgrounds that my family has been to! The park rangers are so helpful, the grounds are well manicured yet natural. Nice walking trails, The Spring pool is beautiful. Super clean facilities. Wish we had s few more days to enjoy! We will certainly be back.

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Thank Robin B
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Of all the Crystal Clear Springs in the Ocala National Forest, Juniper has always been my favorite since I was kid. It almost creates disappointment in comparison when I visit other similar sights around the world, but none compare. Maybe it's nastalgia for a beloved childhood destination or just maybe Juniper Springs is really that amazing. Great for Families, Events,... More 

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Thank Abethea
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Absolute gem of nature!! Swim in the Springs...Crystal clear!! Cold!! A PERFECT OASIS!! Plenty of parking. Clean restrooms. We kayaked down the Run. Plan for about 5 hours and be sure to plan for your ride back to your vehicle!! Plan to ride the shuttle!! $10 each Plan for your car keys!! Make sure that you do not take anything... More 

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2 Thank marv024
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

My kids and I visit Juniper frequently during the summer months. We always enjoy ourselves but the last time we were there, we were disappointed to see that the platform is now closed. This was is always the best part of the visit for my kids. I'm unsure why it was closed or if the closing is permanent, but the... More 

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Thank Roamer S
Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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3 Thank Bill R
White Springs, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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