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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Traveller (174)
Pool & Beach (14)
Room & Suite (1)
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“canoe trip”(19 reviews)
“canoe run”(15 reviews)
“fallen trees”(9 reviews)
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What's included
Free Parking
Golf Course
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Location and contact
26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6741
60.9 km to Central Florida Regional Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grown daughter and I went on the kayak trip. What a blast! October was a good time to go - still warm but no bugs to speak of. We are maybe slightly better than beginner paddlers and managed OK. A few times I rammed...More

Thank GAHighRoller
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Had a blast kayaking down the run! Was super fun and got to see lots of turtles, fish, and squirrels! I’m supprised the hurricanes didn’t do more damage out there! We for sure will be back! Oh and, thank you to Joe Edwards for giving...More

Thank Amanda C
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

Thank Soilsister1244
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
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Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Number of rooms
Also Known As
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Traveller (174)
Pool & Beach (14)
Room & Suite (1)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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25 September 2018|
Response from Meghan C | Reviewed this property |
We rent camped in that area. I think you can have a tent and rv. They update their Facebook page regularly. You could ask there.
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.
Room Tips
"This is not a hotel, but a spring. Not sure why trip advisor thinks it's a hotel."
6 Aug 2017
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"This is a campground for tent and trailer camping."
12 Nov 2016
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"This is not a hotel, they have a campground, but this is for the Juniper Springs Recreation Area."
14 Aug 2016
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"This isn't a hotel, it is a camp ground."
28 May 2016
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