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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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 via mobile

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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