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Silver Springs State Park

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Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
Phone Number: 352-261-5842
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Beautiful, peaceful sanctuary!

You can still do the glass bottom boat tours! We took the 90 minute tour and enjoyed it very much. I expect you can see pretty much the same things on the 30 minute tour. We saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gainesville, Florida
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Cairo, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just visited Silver Springs State Park and Silver Springs Glass bottom boats! The State Park for Camping was excellent but the Glass Bottom Boats section was a huge disappointment! Not that we did not enjoy the boat ride, but it is all that they have left!!!! Nothing else at all! All the shops were closed, they do not have... More 

Thank akadantheman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son is 17..he found it online and suggested we see this park. It was amazing. We loved it. We saw an otter swimming and catching food. We saw alligators, turtles and birds. The amazing historical artifacts can be seen underwater with the glass bottom boat. The park was beautiful. We enjoyed the shaded walking trials and the prices are... More 

Thank Rita G
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the hikes. If it were up to me the river trail would be closer to the river. Of course I understand there is a swamp there because I hiked through it which was actually very pleasant. Word of warning.....the mosquitoes can be annoying but the chiggers GOT ME BAD. WEAR REPELLANT!!!! I went on a weekday and had both... More 

Thank Chuck7769
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can still do the glass bottom boat tours! We took the 90 minute tour and enjoyed it very much. I expect you can see pretty much the same things on the 30 minute tour. We saw birds, turtles, fish, and small alligators. Nothing spectacular, but a nice, relaxing, enjoyable time on the river. If I were to go back,... More 

Thank GFPenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time walking around this park. I wish i had had more time to be able to explore the park more and to ride the glass bottom boat. Will definitely go back.

Thank Jennifer M
Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the campground when we stopped by Saturday Afternoon and a group was featuring Bluegrass Music - nice concert - enjoyed it very much - very nice area - plenty of fun things to do there.

Thank Bob S
Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little pricey to get in, but you can stay as long as you like. The park is clean, well maintained and there are lots of picnic areas. We took our lunch and stayed the entire day. It's cold but on a hot day, it feels wonderful. The boat traffic is kept to one side by a rope and... More 

Thank Bchcomber49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not have chosen a better hotel to stay at, during a stressful time. We stayed at this hotel for a week, while waiting for the closing on our new home. The entire staff is wonderful. The entire building is clean. Maintenance is on top of everything necessary. They even accommodate for those on a gluten free diet and... More 

Thank Gail G
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of this place, a friend took me here and I said "Ok, another road trip for me to check out" :) So, we got here, after lunch, it was super hot and humid. Welcome to Florida! Better time to go maybe Falls or Springs time. The entrance to the State Park look attractive with the big... More 

Thank Always_single
Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

spent a very relaxing and interesting morning meandering down the river in our kayaks. plenty of wildlife on view and beautiful clear water. excellent value for money

Thank ericpcain

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