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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We had a great time at the swimming area of the springs using our snorkel masks and enjoying the location. I particularly enjoyed the raised platform walk along the creek and the second springs with the upwelling of sand. The location is beautiful and I...More

    Thank Weism
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Very nice camping sites. No electric or water at sites.Clean shower house, but showers luke warm. Board walk nature trail closed last 2 years due to a small amount of damage from hurricane. Enjoyed nature talk on weekend.

    Thank Cecelia_11
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This run is not for novice canoeist. You will be very frustrated over the four-hour trip if paddling about is your level of skill. For you more experienced canoeist, you will enjoy the strong current, narrow and twisting river & the myriad obstacles you must...More

    1  Thank John R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We love this canoe run. It makes you feel like you are not even in Florida. The river is clear and one of the cleanest rivers we have ever seen. They do not allow any disposables, so water must be in thermals. 7 mile canoe...More

    Thank Michelle P
    Response from CampRRMSupport, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation AreaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for the amazing review, we look forward to your next visit!

    Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

    Loved it! My wife is quite inexperienced, I’m moderate and we both had a great time canoeing down this 7 mile run. The rapids section lasted just 2 Seconds if that. Will definitely return. For me it’s the best run to increase your canoe skills.

    Thank ram7861
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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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