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Juniper Prairie Wilderness
Ranked #15 of 57 things to do in Ocala
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Owner description: More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.
silver springs
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I am an outdoor enthusiast and had a great time here. All of Ocala's outdoor recreation places are great.

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Springfield, Missouri
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Juniper Springs, Wilderness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I came here to hike the trail through fern hammock and the ocala nat forest to geocache. after a very hot day of hiking, the spring was so nice to jump into. there was only one other person there the day I came. the water is clear and cool. there are picnic benches close by. there is a boardwalk path you can walk that goes through the hammock area where there is another spring with sandboils and an alligator. I probably would have liked it a lot better if the sky hadnt opened up and poured on me- in Florida from mid sept through this first week of Oct , rain almost daily and seems to hit every time I hike) definitely thinking of getting the year pass so I can visit the spring more often and hike when its not raining. and the darn bugs die off. and just a note- no bikes allowed on the trail- I learned the hard way after riding 13 miles to get to the park only to have to turn around the first time I came.

Visited September 2012
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296 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Charming, sweet little part of the real Florida.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

This place is small, peaceful and beautiful. If you walk quietly on the trail you will be rewarded with more animal sightings. Near the end we were enchanted by an otter that contentedly swam and play in our view for probably twenty minutes or so. Bubbling springs at the end are really wonderful to see and you can camp nearby if you reserve a spot. Water is pretty cold, so little ones may not stay in long. The short trail is probably no more than 45 min counting coming back. (not a loop). Bring a picnic!

Visited January 2012
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“The reward is at the end of the trail...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

Is a nice spring, a little too cloudy but good enjoyment. After you jumped the 3 ft ledge a couple of timesyou should take the trail by the big wheel. Is a short trail ( 1 mile ) but the reward is at the end.

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just relax...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Is just beautiful!! Well is charming and awesome too... We really to go there and swim in the safety area... Very nice nature park for picnic with the family :) a very special place almost magical!!!

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