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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This spring is very small and it is not a place to snorkel. The swimming area is like a swimming pool and it has a wall around it. It is very deep and if you don't know how to swim don't go in the water without wearing a flooding of any kind. You will need it there. You can camp... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were passing through from Daytona to Clearwater beach and decided to go a tiny bit out of our way to see this beautiful spring. It was a nice break to get out of the car after a long drive. We were here in August and did the one mile hike to fern hammock spring and back. Its a relatively... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were camping near by and told about Juniper Springs. Decided to check it out and were really delighted. We took a picnic lunch with us. The concession store closes at 1pm but there are soda machines outside. Other than that, there is no food available after 1. This was on a weekday and I believe the store is open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We were on kayaks going down the river. About an hour down we saw an alligator swimming around and looking towards us!! It was too narrow to pass!! Holy crap that was the craziest experience ever. I turned around immediately but my friends watched it until it submerged. Nope !! Will never forget staring down an alligator on that river... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My last trip to this beautiful spring and camp ground they have officially closed the platform for jumping into the spring the spring is not that big compared to other ones in the area like Alexander that is absolutely beautiful you cannot even walk through the area to launch your canoe they closed area off after everyone is on Cannoe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Had so much fun here, camped for two nights with my family. Nice campground very spacious and bathrooms were very close to us! So many Raccoons visited us and stole our food as we didn't put everything away! My family and I kayaked on this run, I enjoyed it a lot however we are all beginners so it was definitely... More 

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Listen to the information at the park about this trip. It is easy paddling but there are many trees across the river which requires almost laying flat in the canoe. However, beautiful scenery, lots of turtles, a couple of alligators. We camped at Alexander Springs. Very nice campground Deer flies in June however.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a worth while place to go. Many complain about the $5 per person fee, but that isn't really expensive considering the beauty of the place. You can bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol). The water temp is 72, year round, and no they can't heat the water up. The swimming area is a natural spring and... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our campsite was clean and very spacious. We were very happy with the level ground which made for a good nights sleep. The grill and fire-pit were clean, and there were 2 picnic tables we could use for dining and sitting. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayak trip even though the water was a little shallow and we ran aground several... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Expensive fee to get in, compared to any Florida State Park ($5/per person here, $6 per car load at state parks). While the Forest Service subsidizes the logging industry to cut down our national forests, they don't price this recreation area so you can afford to bring your family very often! Your kids will also breathe a lot of 2nd... More 

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Additional Information about Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Address: 26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6741
Location: United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
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