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Juniper Springs Recreation Area, Silver Springs

(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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  • While in the Ocala, Florida area we happened along this nice recreation area. While we were not there to go camping, we did notice the campsites were very nice. The park is definitely one of the clean...  more »
  • I have been going to this spring for over 40 years ... We do many springs each year and this is still one of my favorites you can park close to it and they have showers you can use and a changing area...  more »
  • This is a great spot. Went swimming in the springs, very refreshing!! People are friendly. This is our third year coming here we camp in the campground. Just no hookups. Great trails to hike on, the F...  more »
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  • Haven't been to these springs in years. It's very well maintained. You do need to be aware of the times you go. I'm sure the park has an occupancy limit. But it still seemed fairly crowded. Lots of places to set up your chairs and enjoy the sun and water. A lot of it is shaded. So best to pick the right spot and time early in the day if your looking for sun. It's a great spring. And it's great there is a sidewalk under water all the way around the edge of the pool so any kid that's at least 3ft tall can stand up in the water easily even right over the springs at the deep end.
  • Beautiful place. I would recommend though that they chose nature oriented people when they do the hiring and then train them some about the resources they are in charge of. I informed one of the attendants that I had seen a beautiful pygmy rattle snake. Her reaction was; "umm, those are the mean ones! I would kill it WITH THE CAR if you see another one! " I went ahead and explained to her the ecological importance of those snakes, especially when it comes to tick and Lyme's Disease control. Her response was; "I hate snakes". The hiring people need to choose nature oriented people and then give them some training.
  • My roommate and I stayed for three nights and it was a wonderful stay!!! We personally loved the fact that bein from TN we had zero reception, the staff was very friendly and the trails as well as the area was peaceful!
  • We have been doing National forest sites for the last 3 days. We have travled alot of places just going to National parks. So we have a national parks pass. Here you get half off. Our last stop on the map today was Juniper Springs. We didn't even go in. The attendant at the gate was so rude. She told us this is not a national park. It has the national foresty shield right on the building. She upset us so bad we just left and headed back to salt springs where they are glad to see tourist. She also had a National Forestry shirt on????
  • Nice place, but when we have been there we were the only guest (at least we didn't see anybody else) and were told the was seen a bear near by. So it was quite scary. We also wanted to do canoe trip, the place opens at 8.00, however the first pickup (you go some 7 miles down the stream = 3-4 hrs.) is at 1.30 so we decide to skip it as we didn't want to wait on the other end 2hrs to be picked up (and went to Alexander spring instead).