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Serene boat ride

Beautiful boat ride any time of the year. The kayaks have made it much more congested than it used... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sherrig501
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Ocala, Florida
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See the Monkeys

Spent time with my son paddling along the canal watching the monkey's in the trees, gators lying on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
RHORN1016
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Center, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If I remember right, they had a boat ride you could purchase which we did. Nothing special. Then the guides after the ride, literly asked for tips. Are they for real? Isn't this a state park? Should they be asking for tips?

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brought my granddaughter and it’s a shame that there’s not a park or much to do anymore. And you have yo be careful of the monkeys who have become aggressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful boat ride any time of the year. The kayaks have made it much more congested than it used to be. Monkeys can be spotted along the shore in the trees.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sherrig501
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent time with my son paddling along the canal watching the monkey's in the trees, gators lying on dead logs. Cheap and fun for the family.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RHORN1016
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

While my son and family were visiting we planned to go down the natural lazy river at Rainbow Springs. But children have to be at least 6. Since 2 of their children were not of age we decided to take kayaks instead. We had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pammY8369OL
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We took my pontoon boat up river to the head springs. It was very nice. The monkeys were out in force that day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whandforth
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Very pretty and relaxing. Nice places to sit and watch. It’s very close to where we winter. Spring is the prettiest. Song birds everywhere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Beautiful pristine waters and plenty of wildlife as well!! Nothing but wilderness, peace and quiet! An opportunity to see Manatees, Monkeys, Alligators, tons of turtles, fish, a variety of birds, not to mention the crystal clear waters of the Silver River and amazing springs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank coolrivercaptain
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We really enjoyed Silver Springs,and also the river We reccommend both places to visit when you visit Ocala

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brodyj726
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We actually put in recently at the Wayside Park and kayaked some of the Silver Springs River. We have rented kayaks at Silver Springs in the past and had a great experience. This current trip we kayaked upstream and was fortunate to see the monkeys!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl M
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jcsch1
11 January 2019|
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Response from Paul and Leann R | Reviewed this property |
Silver Springs State Park is open 365 days per year, 8 a.m. - sunset.
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deahitch7
14 April 2018|
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Response from KC H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park was ADA compliant when state of Florida purchased it...glass bottom boats have ramp and IF handicapped staff at kayak launch will assist. I work with Tampa Bay ye mystic crew... Pegleg Pete charity serving kids... More
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BungalowBill17
20 October 2017|
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Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
You may rent single kayaks for $15 for the first hour, $20 for two hours, Full Day rental for $30. You do not need to be part of a tour or group.
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