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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Favorite Outing

One of my favorite things to do in area. My husband and I went for the day, during a trip visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mother Nature at her finest

Fed by a First Magnitude Spring, the Silver River is crystal clear and 72* year round. Great for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff G
Ocala, Florida
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass bottom” (24 reviews)
“boat ride” (13 reviews)
“state park” (15 reviews)
Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite things to do in area. My husband and I went for the day, during a trip visiting mother in law during heart surgery. It was a nice little break from week. Grounds are beautiful. Quiet,lovely trails. very nice people in gift...More

Thank 6boones4him
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fed by a First Magnitude Spring, the Silver River is crystal clear and 72* year round. Great for canoe, kayak or small boat. Rentals are available at the park. Watch out for the monkeys left behind during filming of early Tarzan movies. No joke. Do...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 1 week ago

They do rent canoes and kayaks in the Silver Springs State Park and would recommend doing this. Once out into the main waterway you are greeted by numerous types of wildlife from dozens of bird species, alligators, turtles and a 'non-indigenous' species - monkeys...left behind...More

Thank fishblow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a bottomless boat tour which had great scenery, interesting history, and alligators (at a safe distance)! The trails & gardens are fantastic as well. Beautiful place. The gift shop & fudge shop are also must-do items while here.

Thank Ali K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by chance! What a great little restaurant! We had their Italian sausage soup. An amazing taste treat, home made with love and care... Try their frozen hot chocolate drink! Yes you heard me right. It is delicious. My 12 year old said that the...More

Thank 1950Paul
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A Florida treasure! Rent a canoe and go for a cruise down the river. Stop by the concessions and get an ice-cream on your way out! The glass bottom boats are fun if you don't like canoes!

1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

On the 28th of July 6 friends took a 2-hour Silver River Monkey Cruise. Besides seeing gators, turtles, wood ducks, birds and a mother gator with 30 of her young. Needless she got mad at us being so close. The highlight of the cruise was...More

Thank Annab1013
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We visited Silver Springs River with family, including children. The glass bottom boat the a big hit. Years ago we came here and there was a place to swim in this amazing springs. Now there is no swimming and it is more of a nature...More

Thank janeruss8
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Ryan of Discovery Kayak Tours (DKT) knows the river, the wild life and its history. A fantastic two and a half hour + tour. We saw turtles, birds, fish, alligators and monkeys. We saw the Kings Fort, a native American village and the most beautiful...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

First came here in 1960 when my grandparents retired and moved down to Venice. We drove up here on a visit to see where the early Tarsan movies were made in the 1930's. The river is beautiful and a tranquil relaxing tributary to paddle in...More

1  Thank G.Weldon S
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dan l
23 May 2016|
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Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We did do the glass bottom boat tour and it was good. It gives you some knowledge of the area. We also kayaked but the tour gave you more insight on what you were looking at. The captain we had was very good and told some... More
Patrice T
6 March 2016|
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Response from Grover R | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for the car but it was nominal. We did not do the glass bottom boats but there is a fee for that. On the kayaks, we rented 3 singles and one double and if I remember it was around $80-100 for all of that... More
18 July 2015|
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Response from N3867ADpaulw | Reviewed this property |
Silver Springs State Park opens at 9 A.M. and the glass bottom boat rides begin at 10. They run every 30-45 minutes and last about 30 minutes. Reservations are not necessary as you can purchase tickets at the park. There... More