Trip Planner USA  /  Florida  /  Central Florida  /  Ocala  /  Trails  /  Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park, Ocala

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Silver Springs State Park is located in Ocala. Use our Ocala trip itinerary builder to visit Silver Springs State Park on your trip to Ocala, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • My wife and I enjoy the State Parks, and this is our second time renting a cabin. We arrived Wednesday afternoon for a two night stay. We checked in with a friendly and informative ranger, and easily ...  read more »
  • A fun day... at a slower than usual pace. The park is surely past its prime... but a good peek into what old-time Florida must've been like. 
  • Since the state has taken over the park they have made great strides in returning it to its natural state. Gone are all of the animals in cages, as well as most of the non native flora. It is a beauti...  read more »
  • Great place for Kayaking, I love their Old Town kayaks. Clear waters, very peaceful. Nice trails and boardwalks. Neat glass bottom boat experience. Love the nature and monkeys you can see from the waters.
  • Spent this past Thursday here canoeing and it was just perfect! Very friendly staff. The price was excellent ($45 for the entire day). Water is so clear and beautiful! Wildlife was spectacular. Monkeys were everywhere. We also saw alligators, turtles, fish, birds and more. So peaceful! Best day ever and I cannot wait to return!
  • We went on a Wednesday. It was quiet and nice. We paid $2 per person to get into park and $11 per person for glass bottom boat. We really went to see if we could spot any wild monkeys, but were a little disappointed when we did not. The boat ride was nice. They give you a lot of interesting information. On the weekdays it's only 30 minutes, but we found out afterwards that on the weekends they offer 90 minute tours where you're more likely to see the monkeys. They offer kayak and canoe rentals so you can explore spring on your own, but no swimming. They also offer mountain bike rentals. It's a nice, quiet place to enjoy nature and learn some history about the area and the park in it's hayday. I would maybe suggest, although I haven't yet, going on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to get more out of your visit. That's when you can take a longer boat ride and when the cracker village museum is open.
  • Great place for family fun. I went with my mother ,brother and my neice. We went kayaking and went on the glass bottom boat ride. I learned many new facts about the springs and saw tons of new fishes. And even a few Gators while kayaking. And the reeses monkeys are absolutely adorable. But you can only see the if you go kayaking.
  • Beautiful well maintained park. We went kayaking for the 1st time and loved it. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The Biggest down fall is there is no where in the springs to swim. They have a small water park next down but didn't look appealing to us. Really wish we could have swam there.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m