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Juniper Prairie Wilderness, Ocala

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  • We used to stop over here on my Harley return trip from Daytona Beach, all hot and bothered from the intense summer heat. We'd get in my shorts and jump in and swim around in that cool 73 degree water...  more »
  • We are an afternoon to Juniper Springs. It is 3and quiet area and we can swim. I think it is busier later in the season, but around mid May was there to do very well. After 13:00 hour you can get little to no food/drink more, so please keep this in mind with regard to the inclusion of coolers.
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  • This was the only spring we managed to stop at while passing through the area. As it was off season the shop was closed but also the spring was very quiet which suited us well. We didn't stay too long...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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