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Silver Springs State Park

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Beautiful but quick trip

The area is gorgeous & only $2 each to get in. But there’s not much to do other than walk around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Megan H
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Wildlife At Its Best!

Our family are avid kayakers and I am a photography nut. During our annual family vacation in June... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
+1 352-261-5840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family are avid kayakers and I am a photography nut. During our annual family vacation in June 2018, we visited Silver Springs. We had been there prior and would consider it as one of the best places to view wildlife via kayak amongst the...More

Thank CarribeanVacayFam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The area is gorgeous & only $2 each to get in. But there’s not much to do other than walk around. The museums are very small but well maintained. Bathrooms & restaurant were clean. The glass bottom boat ride was fun but at $11 each...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the springs for little ones who can't snorkel yet. Interesting history and tour. 30 minutes. Nice walk around the grounds. Would like to take the longer ride next time. Saw alligators and birds. No swimming allowed.

Thank Rebekah G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to Ocala specifically to visit Silver Springs State Park and are so glad we did. The park has retained some of its 1950s charm with its attractive entrance, boat landing and little run of shops. Entry was very reasonable, as were the prices...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Ocala for a long weekend to attend a wedding in a town nearby. We were told about Ocala’s natural springs so we decided to check out this place on Sunday morning. Most gorgeous water ever! We went on the glass bottom boat...More

Thank Smuffy76
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice park. The water is clear and springs are fascinating. There is a really pleasant "boardwalk" trail through the trees. The Kayaking looked really cool. However, we went in late March and got there late morning. We did the shorter glass bottom...More

Thank zoman35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Silver Springs in the 1990's was a site to behold. It had so many animals and exhibits, you could spend an entire day exploring and not see and experience everything. About the only thing left is the glass bottom boats and nature trails.

1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were spending the night in Ocala during our long trip to the Keys. I had heard about this parks population of feral monkeys so I told my husband and daughter that I wanted to go check it out. We only had an hour to...More

Thank EsausMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for family and friends. We selected the 90min boat tour, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories about the springs, park, flora & fauna from the knowledgeable guide. We brought our own food (picnic & BBQ facilities available), however, there is a...More

Thank 342nickym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We senior citizens tried to do it all and we actually did it. We arrived and were able to immediately board the glass bottom boat where the Captain's commentary provided us insight on the waterways, the critters and the history of the river. We then...More

Thank Audrey F
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Kim G
June 9, 2018|
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Response from ammomof3 | Reviewed this property |
No. I believe there are no swimming signs and alligator warning signs. You can kayak/canoe though.
June 8, 2018|
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Response from ammomof3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything is a separate fee now. If you're staying in the campground you don't have to pay the kayak/canoe launch fee. If you go early or late you can see into the water quite well.
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Leslieann111 | Reviewed this property |
Short ride Adults $11 Kids n seniors over 55 $10 Kids under 5 free Long ride Adults $25 Seniors $20 Kids $25 Kids under 5 free Have fun!!!!!!