I recently went on a short camping trip with my husband and another young married couple. We stayed in the tent loop at juniper springs. we were one of the only ones in the tent loop since the temperature was pretty cold for January in Florida. But It was nice the ranger came by that night at around 9 to turn on the water hoses so they wouldn't freeze, and checked on us, and again in the morning to be sure everyone was ok ( I think they only did that because it was a hard freeze warning, and we were sleeping in tents) But anyway the spring was nice not crowded that time of year (except our husbands wanted to swim in 35 degree weather.) I would think when it is warmer it would be packed. I have been to places with much larger springs, but the facilities are one of the best.
We concurred the 7 mile canoe run without tipping over, but i would not recommend it to anyone that doesn't have experience there was a lot of hard work involved in getting over logs and under them, and around trees... but it is nice if you are brave enough to try it.
Camp sites are nice, they are far enough apart that you are secluded from other campers, but close enough to walk to the bath room in the middle of the night. They all have a picnic table, a fire ring, and lantern post, and a grill.
- Also Known As:
- Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs