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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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SO Beautiful SO Cold

This place is absolutely breath taking when it comes to beauty and the temp of the water. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ks4324114
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Cookeville, Tennessee
Camping and Springs paddling

First visit the Juniper Springs campground. A very nice camping area, and the Springs run is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob A
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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“canoe run” (15 reviews)
“sharp turns” (5 reviews)
“swimming hole” (8 reviews)
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"canoe run"
in 15 reviews
"sharp turns"
in 5 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 8 reviews
"intermediate level"
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"primitive camping"
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"park staff"
in 4 reviews
"kayak trip"
in 5 reviews
"ocala national forest"
in 5 reviews
"nice camp"
in 2 reviews
"camping experience"
in 3 reviews
"canoe rentals"
in 3 reviews
"lots of picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"great kayaking"
in 2 reviews
"camp sites are"
in 2 reviews
"bathrooms were clean"
in 2 reviews
"the water is crystal clear"
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"year round"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely breath taking when it comes to beauty and the temp of the water. This "spring" is somewhat on the small side so theres not a lot or room for small kids to play around in the water its actually better for...More

1  Thank ks4324114
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit the Juniper Springs campground. A very nice camping area, and the Springs run is a great kayaking trip! I will definitely return. The campground, and park are very well taken care, the staff at the launch are very helpful.

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Great campground. Very nice camp hosts. The trip down the river is one you do not want to miss. It has earned its right as a top 25 river to paddle. We paddles on a crazy cold Florida day, high of 38 degrees and rainy,...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, no problem with animals or bugs. Did the Run the next day and hopefully the following helps. 1. This is not a trip for beginners but if you are one then...More

1  Thank lovestotravelohyeah
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Drove up from Winter Park on Saturday November 18...lovely weather!! Drove around the general Ocala National Forrest area and did a little exploring on foot at the springs. For us this time of year it is a little chilly to enjoy the springs for swimming...however...More

Thank claire s
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite springs in Florida. Excellent swimming area, great water clarity, easy access to the water. Bring floatations for small children, picnicking area is great but do not leave your food unattended, squirrels will help themselves. Nice trials and camp ground....More

1  Thank Lagiles08
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

4th time camping in Ocala National Forest. We’ve been to Clearwater Lake once and Alexander Springs twice. Wanted to try Juniper Springs as we’d heard about the canoe run and we’re excited to try it. We were lucky in that they’d only recently re-opened the...More

2  Thank Patricia V
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

These people should not have this run open. They were closed for a week after hurricane Irma for " clean up." It's like an obstacle course, constantly in tight spaces, surrounded by trees and bushes smacking you in the face. I'm an experienced yakker, and...More

3  Thank Laura G
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CampRRMSupport, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We are extremely sorry to hear about your safety. We are doing everything we can in terms of getting all the debris clear, but as you can imagine this is lengthy and unpredictable process. Nature runs the show more so than anyone else, but we...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had campsite 43, it was very nice and more secluded than the other sites. There are alot of mosquitos.There is no electricity or water at the camp site. It has a bear proof container for food. The bathrooms were a short walk away, with...More

3  Thank AnnualAdventurer
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the canoe run and it was absolutely beautiful. Definitely remember to pack water and some snacks (in Tupperware so the wildlife is not looking for handouts). We did the run in about 3 1/2 hours. Very quiet and relaxing. I...More

2  Thank Westernewyorker
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Tim S
5 February 2018|
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Response from AnnualAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
I can not say for sure however, I will say there was a RV there with it's generator running and two living and horse trailers that had their generator's running for both evenings that we were there.
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Spledidferstuff
9 May 2017|
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Response from CampRRMSupport | Property representative |
Hello, Yes there is a fee to enter the day use area however camping, cabins, canoeing etc. are all costed differently. Check out our website for more info.
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Mirrasi
9 November 2016|
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Response from JMFH_FORREAL | Reviewed this property |
No. They are all primitive camping sites. They include a fire ring for making a camp fire as well as a picnic table, a lantern hanger, and a bear proof lock box big enough for food / coolers ... etc. They do have showers and... More
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