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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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26701 E Highway 40 Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6741 See on map
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Let me start by saying this: While in my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful river trips in Florida, THIS RUN IS NOT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED. My husband and I have done this run three times. We absolutely love it. We...More

1  Thank JaxGardenGirl
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I live in Ocala but haven't visited Juniper Springs in years. I wanted to practice photography and go for a swim. The swimming area is just like it always was it's icy cold and refreshing. There is no lifefuard for the swim area. There are...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing 7 mile canoe ride. $33.00 for canoe rental with ride back to car. Saw beautiful wildlife and very scenic. Make sure you don’t bring anything that can be thrown away as they are not allowed in the canoe or kayak.

Thank JILL F
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The brochures and websites say this is not for beginners. They are not kidding. I have been canoeing before but this was several levels up. I went on this canoeing trip with my mother and 15 year old nephew. So there was three of us...More

1  Thank Jjanen
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The kayak trip took us about 3 hrs. We have kayaked before but surely are not pros. We took our 3 kids ages 10, 8 & 4 (weight minimum is 40 lbs) started on the water at 12 and done @ 3- beautiful clear shallow...More

1  Thank Linemansgal926
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Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
United States > Florida > Silver Springs
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Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Traveller (174)
Pool & Beach (14)
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Samantha M | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there in a couple months. But if you call they can will let you know if it's all clear and safe to go canoeing.
Chere M
27 September 2016|
Response from tripcasey | Reviewed this property |
The campground has designated camping areas, many of the sites are wooded and they all have bear boxes. I didn't look closely to see if trees would accommodate a hammock, but they looked substantial.
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"This is not a hotel, but a spring. Not sure why trip advisor thinks it's a hotel."
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"This is a campground for tent and trailer camping."
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"This is not a hotel, they have a campground, but this is for the Juniper Springs Recreation Area."
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"This isn't a hotel, it is a camp ground."
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