Juniper Prairie Wilderness, Ocala

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Juniper Prairie Wilderness Reviews
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  • Lovely area, where you can hike, and meet great tourists. The water is beautiful, although it is cold. Chilly to swim in, but great to wade.  more »
  • Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, the place had a great vibe. Did the Run the next day and hopefully the following helps. 1. This is no...  more »
  • great cool water retreat, very nice hiking trails, challenging kayak run I would not recommend using a canoe sometimes the water is shallow  more »
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  • Amazing wilderness for hiking. Lots of trails and lots of wildlife to be observed. I would be careful with doing overnight hikes in the area due to its remoteness and multiple spottings of black bears.
  • If you want to see what natural, untouched Florida is like, this is the place to come. It is very remote and a great spot for backpacking to camp at Hidden Pond. If you hike, it's a great day trip from Juniper Springs to Hidden Pond and back (11mi round trip). Make sure you leave early enough to get back before the sun goes down. Black bears are active close to the campground especially in the fall.
  • Peace and quiet
  • For primitive camping in the state of Florida, nothing beats this area. There are ancient sinkholes that people have turned into shrines. There is wildlife galore. There is the Long Cemetary (circa late 1800s). This is real Florida.
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