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Silver Springs State Park

#1 of 11 things to do in Silver Springs Features Animals
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
+1 352-261-5842
Review Highlights
Interesting and educational!

Visited on a hot August camping trip that yielded cool breezes and shade. Everyone had warned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martina P
Good Day Out

We spent the day here as part of an holiday in Florida. We went for one of the marked walks (take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
shirley f
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“glass bottom” (213 reviews)
“silver river” (64 reviews)
“wild monkeys” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
+1 352-261-5842
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a hot August camping trip that yielded cool breezes and shade. Everyone had warned about the monkeys, but this was totally over-rated! There weren't any monkeys although lots of snakes, alligators and many different types of birds as well as flowers! The 90...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the day here as part of an holiday in Florida. We went for one of the marked walks (take notice of where you are going as the signs aren't always great!). We went on the glass bottom boat which was really enjoyable -...More

Thank shirley f
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents moved to Central FL in 2000. I can't believe it took me 17 years of visits to finally make it to the glass bottom boats! What the heck? I've been missing some great stuff! The sad thing about this park is there used...More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess as a child, things look bigger. I remember this place seemed huge to me, but it had Tom's Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute. Without all that cool stuff, the boats and gardens just seem tame.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely park, with the glass bottom boat trip with guide, showing the fresh water springs........a must if you want to see some nature, fish, birds, rat snake and even an alligator.

Thank Ski_Dad_2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful glass bottom boat rides, $11 adult, for about 30 minute ride. $2 for entrance into the state park. Captain was very knowledgeable, learned alot about the springs and all the movies filmed there. Can also rent canoes and kayaks. There is a restaurant and...More

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park offers a lot outdoor activities, and ride in boat by river, it's really nice. These Park has the amazing centennial trees.

Thank Jensi17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem here in Ocala , FL . Not that expensive to visit , also you have to see the clear bottom boat they have that goes down the river. Awesome place for the family

1  Thank thomaslN4059AW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

93 bucks for 7 of us boat ride was nice but it was super hot and they packed us in. The springs are gorgeous though and I would like to go back. Kinda like stepping back in time. Teenagers enjoyed themselves. For awhile at least!

Thank BuckeyeGurl72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the day and brought our own kayaks to paddle the river. It was only a $4 per person fee to launch your own boat which isn't bad. The boat launch leads directly to the "water trail." The water was crystal clear and...More

1  Thank Hayley M
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Questions & Answers
21 August 2017|
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Response from Donna U | Reviewed this property |
Not at Silver Springs. But you can go to Juniper or Rainbow Springs to swim.
Katherine F
28 July 2017|
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Response from Kenneth W | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can't. The ecosystem is fragile and more suited for paddle craft. The exception might be a battery-powered kayak or other boat, but you'll have to check with the park people on this. My guess is no powered... More
AmandanMarcus T
15 July 2017|
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Response from MisterPenguin | Reviewed this property |
From silversprings frequently-asked-questions Can I bring my own kayak to Silver Springs? Yes, you are welcome to bring your own kayak to Silver Springs. The launch fee is $4.