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Silver Springs State Park

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Ocali Country Days

This park is great. Have been on a glass bottom boat, very good and have attend Ocali Country Days... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Byron T
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Summersville, WV, United States
Amazing Glass Bottom Boat

Several of us friends from Orlando(2 hr drive) came specifically for this Glass Bottom boat tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
annenhats
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Sanford, Florida
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About
A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
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+1 352-261-5840
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 July 2005

I visited Silver Springs park in Silver Springs, Florida for the first time over 20 years ago, as a child. This is the park where Johnny Weissmuller filmed Tarzan movies, where James Bond swam in underwater scenes, where old TV shows like Sea Hunt were...More

37  Thank Buckeye_Traveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We drove 1 1/2 hours to this park to have a much needed family day. My husband researched the website on line and planned this visit. On the website it said the park was now FREE. We were surprised but, hey in this economy that's...More

15  Thank T-c M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend and I went on a weekday while she was visiting Ocala. Beautiful place. The Glass-bottom boat ride was one of the best. Guides are awesome. I took the 30 min ride, but next time will take the longer ride. Grounds are well maintained...More

Thank Jattravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful area. Crystal clear water from the spring. A true kaykers paradise. We were here to try to photograph monkeys, but didn't have any luck. We hiked around on both sides of the Silver River and did manage to photograph birds and a few flowers....More

1  Thank runner24
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful parks in Florida. We didn't see any of the monkeys but we saw lots of manatees, turtles, gators and birds. Really enjoyed Pioneer days as well.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 5 days ago

4 of us visited on Veteran's Day. Car Park was free and we had free entrance to the park. There are some lovely walks with quite a few notices explaining about various things. We also took the extended bout trip (1 1/2 hrs), which really...More

Thank arnie6359
Reviewed 6 days ago

This park is great. Have been on a glass bottom boat, very good and have attend Ocali Country Days the last 3 or 4 years. It is always fun and educational.

Thank Byron T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Kayaking was fun. Seen gators and manatees!! Clear water. The trails are nice to walk too.

Thank raven6930
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This adventure ended up taking glamping to a whole new level! We stayed in one of the cabins for our Tuesday through Friday visit. When we arrived, the check-in was slick and easy, and the staff was so warm and friendly - we immediately felt...More

1  Thank Terry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the extended 90 minute boat tour. The guide Mike was very informative and told us lots about the park, the springs and the area in general. We saw alligators, manatees, turtles, various fish and plenty of bird life. The water is crystal...More

1  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several of us friends from Orlando(2 hr drive) came specifically for this Glass Bottom boat tour. Since there were 14 of us, we had our own boat. Captain Mike was a great tour guide! We received a lot of ecological and educational and recreational information...More

Thank annenhats
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We rented kayaks and paddled near manatees. That was fun! Price of rental was good, staff were courteous and efficient.

Thank Sally W
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TC1234
22 July 2018|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
If you see a gator you move away from it. They are not normally aggressive, don't feed, touch or mess with them in any way. Always stay aware of your environment. I watch closely for snakes myself, but usually only when in... More
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Kim G
9 June 2018|
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Response from ammomof3 | Reviewed this property |
No. I believe there are no swimming signs and alligator warning signs. You can kayak/canoe though.
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tamntom06
9 June 2018|
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Response from ammomof3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything is a separate fee now. If you're staying in the campground you don't have to pay the kayak/canoe launch fee. If you go early or late you can see into the water quite well.
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