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Juniper Prairie Wilderness

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Ocala, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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72 year round

Has a water mill it a little small they do have a max count per day go early if summertime or you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dee22321205
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Surprise, Arizona
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FIVE HOURS OF AWESOME!!

We just got back from our trip to Juniper Springs and we are all exhausted. We brought our kayaks... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Zach D
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More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good39%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“swimming hole” (4 reviews)
“florida trail” (3 reviews)
“canoe run” (3 reviews)
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has a water mill it a little small they do have a max count per day go early if summertime or you may luck out other spring in area

Thank Dee22321205
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We just got back from our trip to Juniper Springs and we are all exhausted. We brought our kayaks and did the 7 mile Juniper Spring Run. It took us five hours to get our 10 and 8 year olds through the trip. We saw...More

7  Thank Zach D
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We stayed at the campground and loved the sites! The springs were close enough for us to walk to for swimming and snorkeling. The park is very clean and the staff does an amazing job helping everyone! The Florida Trail is nearby and is a...More

1  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Lovely area, where you can hike, and meet great tourists. The water is beautiful, although it is cold. Chilly to swim in, but great to wade.

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, the place had a great vibe. Did the Run the next day and hopefully the following helps. 1. This is not a trip for beginners but if you are one then...More

4  Thank lovestotravelohyeah
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

great cool water retreat, very nice hiking trails, challenging kayak run I would not recommend using a canoe sometimes the water is shallow

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

We used to stop over here on my Harley return trip from Daytona Beach, all hot and bothered from the intense summer heat. We'd get in my shorts and jump in and swim around in that cool 73 degree water for about a half hour...More

3  Thank G.Weldon S
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

This was the only spring we managed to stop at while passing through the area. As it was off season the shop was closed but also the spring was very quiet which suited us well. We didn't stay too long or explore the trails as...More

1  Thank impgrrrl
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

I have been coming to Juniper Springs to kayak the run for over a decade and I have never had a bad experience. The just is just over 7 miles downstream through crystal clear spring water. The run will normally take you between 3-5 hours...More

2  Thank anisopterax2
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Great place to go swimming in the spring, camp, canoe or walk the trails. We saw River otters and alligators on the walk.

Thank Richlo2001
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John5836
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Deb M | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could help with the answer to this question. I don’t have a dog, so I didn’t really pay attention
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March 18, 2015|
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Response from 4stevetaylor |
yes it is primitive, nice wooded sites and hot showers
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