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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Hints for the canoe/kayak trip

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Daytrip In November

Drove up from Winter Park on Saturday November 18...lovely weather!! Drove around the general Ocala... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
claire s
Winter Park, Florida
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“canoe run” (15 reviews)
“swimming area” (13 reviews)
“sharp turns” (5 reviews)
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Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, no problem with animals or bugs. 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

Thank lovestotravelohyeah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up from Winter Park on Saturday November 18...lovely weather!! Drove around the general Ocala National Forrest area and did a little exploring on foot at the springs. For us this time of year it is a little chilly to enjoy the springs for swimming...however...More

Thank claire s
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite springs in Florida. Excellent swimming area, great water clarity, easy access to the water. Bring floatations for small children, picnicking area is great but do not leave your food unattended, squirrels will help themselves. Nice trials and camp ground....More

1  Thank Lagiles08
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

4th time camping in Ocala National Forest. We’ve been to Clearwater Lake once and Alexander Springs twice. Wanted to try Juniper Springs as we’d heard about the canoe run and we’re excited to try it. We were lucky in that they’d only recently re-opened the...More

2  Thank Patricia V
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

These people should not have this run open. They were closed for a week after hurricane Irma for " clean up." It's like an obstacle course, constantly in tight spaces, surrounded by trees and bushes smacking you in the face. I'm an experienced yakker, and...More

1  Thank Laura G
CampRRMSupport, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

We are extremely sorry to hear about your safety. We are doing everything we can in terms of getting all the debris clear, but as you can imagine this is lengthy and unpredictable process. Nature runs the show more so than anyone else, but we...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017

We had campsite 43, it was very nice and more secluded than the other sites. There are alot of mosquitos.There is no electricity or water at the camp site. It has a bear proof container for food. The bathrooms were a short walk away, with...More

3  Thank AnnualAdventurer
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the canoe run and it was absolutely beautiful. Definitely remember to pack water and some snacks (in Tupperware so the wildlife is not looking for handouts). We did the run in about 3 1/2 hours. Very quiet and relaxing. I...More

1  Thank Westernewyorker
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This place is a must do. The water is crystal clear, however it is very cold. It is a natural cold water fed spring so of course it would be. There is a price per car for day use of the area. It is absolutely...More

Thank toody703
Reviewed August 22, 2017

they totally have ignored the safety of the public by not moving many large stumps, branches and shrubs making this 7.5 run as torturous and impassable without flipping your kayak/canoe a dozen of times! the instructional video/ training before hand does not help either! You...More

2  Thank madmax1337
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Only for experienced kayaking, long trip. 3 hrs of beauty. Saw otters, gators and turtles. You go with current which is a plus but sharp turns and submerged trees can be difficult. I recommend taking car to end and having shuttle bring you back to...More

Thank ginalaura
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from CampRRMSupport | Property representative |
Hello, Yes there is a fee to enter the day use area however camping, cabins, canoeing etc. are all costed differently. Check out our website for more info.
November 8, 2016|
Response from JMFH_FORREAL | Reviewed this property |
No. They are all primitive camping sites. They include a fire ring for making a camp fire as well as a picnic table, a lantern hanger, and a bear proof lock box big enough for food / coolers ... etc. They do have showers and... More
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
We didn't camp either. You will need to contact them directly. I know their are tent sites, but not sure about electric.