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Address: Ocala, FL
Phone Number: +1 352-625-2808
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More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with...

More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.

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Went canoeing down Juniper with my boyfriend and a friend. It was so peaceful and beautiful. The water was shallow and it was shaded most of the way, getting very narrow at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Inverness, Florida
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Inverness, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went canoeing down Juniper with my boyfriend and a friend. It was so peaceful and beautiful. The water was shallow and it was shaded most of the way, getting very narrow at certain parts. Anyone who has ever gone down Rainbow Springs, it is not like that. It took a long time, I was not prepared for how long it... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We took the 4+ hour Kayak down Juniper run. The wildlife including gators were impressive. Don't get out of your Kayak you don't know whats below the surface. Fun time, bring lots of water, sunscreen, and energy.

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1 Thank Emil M
St. Pete Beach
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Back in the 80's and 90's this was the best place around. The canoe run was the so much fun. After the storms in the early 2000's the canoe run is almost unrunnable. Major safety hazard. They told us it would take an act of congress to get all the fallen trees cut from the run. Shut it down before... More 

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1 Thank Lu Ann H
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We visited Juniper Springs on a weekday in May. The spring was nice and refreshing, very pretty but a little smaller than I expected. It was perfect on a weekday but we talked to a ranger that said the weekends were very crowded. Nice trails and a good little store for snacks and supplies.

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Altoona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Recently visited juniper springs to go canoeing it was fun its a long journey and theres a lot of obsticals but it makes it fun..i have been here before lots of times the swimming is fun there are walking trails and camping also pretty nice place to go for fun in the sun

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The swimming hole is 72F all year around. The water is clear and feels great. The area has a nice Boardwalk, so you can walk around there with your tennis shoes. Also, they have shower rooms and changing rooms.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

From the cool water to the great trails Juniper has everything you need for a hot afternoon. And the campsites are some of the best in Florida (and I have visited a lot of them!)

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Today my family and I took a kayak trip in Juniper Run. I was very surprised the workers expected us to each load our kayaks on a cart, haul the kayaks to the river, take the cart back to the top and then they would reward us with a life jacket, whistle, and a paddle. The kayaking was very technical... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was the best Florida kayak / Canoe run I have ever done! It is beautiful and well taken care of. The staff was very diligent in taking care of and informing the visitors of the run. I am most definitely going to be visiting again.

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Mokena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a clear, narrow creek that requires some skill to maneuver. I would strongly recommend single kayaks instead of a canoe. It's about a 3 hour relaxed downstream paddle with shuttle service available in the park.

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