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always fun

I have paddled and motored up and down this river over a lot of years. . Still enjoy it. It is old... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
23russellb
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Ocala, Florida
great canoe/ kayak tour

Excellent canoe trip at the Silver River. We did the extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
jajama5556
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I have paddled and motored up and down this river over a lot of years. . Still enjoy it. It is old Florida that is easy to get to.If you have the time paddled it ; if not take your power boat. Word of caution...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Excellent canoe trip at the Silver River. We did the extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park. Which really is very relaxing. You go all the way downstream to have you picked up by a shuttle bus at arrival. You need a Phone to call...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I love paddling on this river during the week when it is not as busy. The monkeys that live in the forest are a neat sight to see. Sometimes the boat traffic can be a bit heavy and some boaters arent polite but overall It’s...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank momoffivekiddos
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I had the chance to bring some out of town family to the park this week. I've been coming to Siver Springs since I was a teen, I was pleased to see one of the boat Captains still working there ( Captain Roosevelt ) He...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M B
Reviewed 28 May 2018

So sad to see how much this place has sunk. It was part of my childhood 30 years ago and I loved it- now it is nothing like it was and its not a place I will be bringing my son sadly.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank S. J. C
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The silver river is a wild place. You can see all varieties of wildlife from monkeys to alligators, tons of birds, fish turtles, deer and more. You can travel by boat and imagine the first peoples traveling these beautiful, fresh, crystal waters. There is no...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank fdaynawest
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Water is so clear, lots of wildlife, lots of fish. Gentle current makes for an easy paddle both down and up stream, though there are tour companies that will pick you up down stream if you need it. Just wish they would eliminate gas driven...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Launch at the headwaters of the Springs and River where you can rent a kayak, then head down river to the takeout 5.1 miles down river. Be ready to leave your car keys or driver's license as collateral for the kayak. It's any easy trip...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 279joec
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Make sure you include Silver Springs in your tour of Florida. Adjacent to Silver Springs State Park (we rode our bikes from the campground)...this is a must see. The highlight includes a glass bottom boat tour of the stunning Silver Springs river and if you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My review is based upon a lifetime (0ver 100x) visits to Silver Springs Attraction and Silver River State Park. An avg of 600 million gallons of Crystal clear spring water bubbles up to feed this 5 mile or so River. This place is truly special...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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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
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