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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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    Reviewed 8 August 2016

    We were camping near by and told about Juniper Springs. Decided to check it out and were really delighted. We took a picnic lunch with us. The concession store closes at 1pm but there are soda machines outside. Other than that, there is no food...More

    Thank Jerry S
    Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

    We were on kayaks going down the river. About an hour down we saw an alligator swimming around and looking towards us!! It was too narrow to pass!! Holy crap that was the craziest experience ever. I turned around immediately but my friends watched it...More

    Thank Fernando M
    Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

    My last trip to this beautiful spring and camp ground they have officially closed the platform for jumping into the spring the spring is not that big compared to other ones in the area like Alexander that is absolutely beautiful you cannot even walk through...More

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    Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

    Had so much fun here, camped for two nights with my family. Nice campground very spacious and bathrooms were very close to us! So many Raccoons visited us and stole our food as we didn't put everything away! My family and I kayaked on this...More

    3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 22 June 2016

    Listen to the information at the park about this trip. It is easy paddling but there are many trees across the river which requires almost laying flat in the canoe. However, beautiful scenery, lots of turtles, a couple of alligators. We camped at Alexander Springs....More

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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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