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Address: Silver Springs, FL
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Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.

Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.

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Challenging seven miles of paddling

Paddlers have told me "you've got to try this creek," adding that it was challenging and "not for beginners." A little nervous, I tried the "Juniper Run," and it turned out to be... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Kenneth W
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Kansas City
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Palmetto, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Juniper Springs was running somewhat low - 450 pound limit for vessel and occupants. The narrow, twisting route kept us on alert for shallow spots and fallen trees. Loved the natural environment the entire 7+ miles. Actually heard and saw bellowing alligators that could have cared less about us. Used the reverse shuttle which was very convenient - no waiting... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

A twisty canoe or kayak trail full of lush green and wild life. If you have 2 vehicles and your own kayak or canoe you do not need to pay for transportation pick-up.

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Kansas City
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Paddlers have told me "you've got to try this creek," adding that it was challenging and "not for beginners." A little nervous, I tried the "Juniper Run," and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my Florida visit this year. There were many challenges, including numerous sharp turns, downed trees, overhanging branches, unexpected shallows, and even a... More 

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Thank Kenneth W
Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This area is seen on the boat tour. Looks like a nice area. There was lots of nature in this area! Great space!

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

For a tandum kayak this takes a little more than novice skill, but it is worth every minute. GORGEOUS. Plan to take your time and just enjoy. I would not go on a weekend, it can get crowded.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

NOT for beginners. There are a lot of trees down and a current, so sometime it is challenging. It is well kept.

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Thank M C
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I canoed here a few weeks ago. You must take a class before you can go on the water. Bring reusable containers as throw away containers/coolers are not allowed on the run. There are many twist, turns and low laying trees on the 7.3 miles run, you should be an experienced canoer/kayaker. We saw alligators, turtles and... More 

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2 Thank Cheryl M
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

My friends and I have talked about doing this canoe run for years as we live under an hour away in Daytona Beach. We decided Saturday 7/16/2016 was the day. We got up early and went and filled out the paper work to rent the canoe. The staff warns you that this is NOT for BEGINNERS. I kayak all the... More 

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1 Thank JMFH_FORREAL
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this run, I was VERY hesitant. My boyfriend and I have kayaked a few times before, but nothing serious. I was mainly nervous about the wildlife, but also a little concerned that it would be too difficult of a paddle. After checking in and completing the safety course, you load your kayak (or canoe) into... More 

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Thank annaeielene
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

My family decided to go to the canoe run. The ranger told us if we were experienced canoe people and we responded "Of course how hard can it be?" I was a bit scared at first, but at the beginning of the view was amazing! Beautiful! Until me and my mom heard a large animal stomping on the sides where... More 

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