Juniper Springs Recreation Area, Silver Springs

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  • July 27, 2017
    Only for experienced kayaking, long trip. 3 hrs of beauty. Saw otters, gators and turtles. You go with current which is a plus but sharp turns and submerged trees can be difficult. I recommend taking ...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We decided to do this small park/camping because of its source in which you can swim. The size of the source fell a bit against but there were few visitors. Because of a storm we had to be out of the water. Then have a short walk on one of the trails. There we spotted alligators again.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Started going to Juniper when I was a kid. We had nothing like this growing up in Fort Lauderdale. Now I live 10 minutes away! Later in life I would use this trip to try out my more serious relationsh...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Amazing park! great staff, and awsome place to enjoy with Family, but be aware when you go camping during summer, I won't do it again. Spring is beautiful, bathrooms are clean, the place is nice! The only negative thing I found was the extremely hot, burning water in the showers. I would like to suggest to the owner make this beautiful place better, and let this privilege for cold season. Thank You, we had a Great time!
  • July 9, 2017
    This place was beyond disappointing. Please do not waste your money. I drove two hours to a "watering hole". There were so many people in the small swimming area that we decided to leave. By the time we walked down there and back it was about 30 minutes. The people in the front wouldn't even refund our money. We didn't even get to step into the water, but they had no problem taking our money. I would give less than 1 star if possible. We will never be back. Thank you for nothing.
  • April 25, 2017
    Let me start by saying the outdoor area is beautiful so if you're looking for a quiet family/Mormon appropriate area you're in the right place. The campsites are TINY so be prepared to stay at the motel 8 of campgrounds - with that being said the bathrooms and grounds are clean and updated which is huge plus. The springs are clear and cool but tiny and everything is roped off around where fixing and updating are needed with no signs of renovations. The hall monitor basically does laps around the small pool checking that no one has anything other than a biodegradable juice box. Forget sitting around a campfire, listening to tunes and enjoying an adult beverage unless it's before 10 o'clock. It's lights out and "library voices" (yes they did use that analogy) after that! But don't worry you get 3 warnings and using they're wrapped into one coming from a disgruntled security officer that is pointing his finger yelling like he's preaching to a group of 3rd graders. This went on every half hour as he made his rounds and drove slowly by in his golf cart. Summary: if you're between the ages of 21-fun don't go there! The nature-party combo you're looking for will not be found in between the stern talking to and babysitting provided so generally by the graveyard shift. Disclaimer: I'm not a rebellious millennial. This was a group of adult professionals. **Let me reiterate it was the behavior and response of the security team that was such a surprise/let down. I never expect to be treated that way especially when I am being respectful. Being yelled at and talked over when you're not speaking in that mannerism is unacceptable and disrespectful!
  • May 28, 2017
    So much fun! Great get away and surprisingly NOT crowded. The staff does an amazing job at controlling traffic and are always there to answer any questions you may have. I will be back
  • June 15, 2017
    We've come here several times, and the last one was to take my son camping for his 5th birthday. The campsites are awesome, the grounds staff are a bit inconsiderate, and the spring be it very small (compared to the ones that aren't walled in), is very pretty. Little fish everywhere...There's also the famous kayak run but I haven't done that, it looks nice though. Also the boardwalk has been down since October........... So.....

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