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Juniper Prairie Wilderness

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Ocala, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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FIVE HOURS OF AWESOME!!

We just got back from our trip to Juniper Springs and we are all exhausted. We brought our kayaks... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Zach D
via mobile
Beautiful Swimming!

We stayed at the campground and loved the sites! The springs were close enough for us to walk to... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Deb M
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Detroit, Michigan
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More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“swimming hole” (4 reviews)
“canoe kayak” (3 reviews)
“florida trail” (3 reviews)
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We just got back from our trip to Juniper Springs and we are all exhausted. We brought our kayaks and did the 7 mile Juniper Spring Run. It took us five hours to get our 10 and 8 year olds through the trip. We saw...More

2  Thank Zach D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We stayed at the campground and loved the sites! The springs were close enough for us to walk to for swimming and snorkeling. The park is very clean and the staff does an amazing job helping everyone! The Florida Trail is nearby and is a...More

Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lovely area, where you can hike, and meet great tourists. The water is beautiful, although it is cold. Chilly to swim in, but great to wade.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, the place had a great vibe. Did the Run the next day and hopefully the following helps. 1. This is not a trip for beginners but if you are one then...More

3  Thank lovestotravelohyeah
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

great cool water retreat, very nice hiking trails, challenging kayak run I would not recommend using a canoe sometimes the water is shallow

Thank jefflO5011OB
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

We used to stop over here on my Harley return trip from Daytona Beach, all hot and bothered from the intense summer heat. We'd get in my shorts and jump in and swim around in that cool 73 degree water for about a half hour...More

3  Thank G.Weldon S
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was the only spring we managed to stop at while passing through the area. As it was off season the shop was closed but also the spring was very quiet which suited us well. We didn't stay too long or explore the trails as...More

1  Thank impgrrrl
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been coming to Juniper Springs to kayak the run for over a decade and I have never had a bad experience. The just is just over 7 miles downstream through crystal clear spring water. The run will normally take you between 3-5 hours...More

2  Thank anisopterax2
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great place to go swimming in the spring, camp, canoe or walk the trails. We saw River otters and alligators on the walk.

Thank Richlo2001
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located close to RT 40, Juniper Springs is a gorgeous. I was concerned about the walk for my mother and myself but my worries were unfounded. We didn't visit to kayak or canoe or even to swim, but we wanted to visit just to enjoy...More

2  Thank Michelle B
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John5836
21 March 2018|
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Response from Deb M | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could help with the answer to this question. I don’t have a dog, so I didn’t really pay attention
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ACS33607
18 March 2015|
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Response from 4stevetaylor |
yes it is primitive, nice wooded sites and hot showers
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