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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Still beautiful

was last here 40 years ago as a young teen, when Dad brought the family here to paddle the stream... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Redwolf_Journeys
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Austin, Texas
My favorite kayaking river

This is a National Park, so a senior national park pass earns an entrance discount. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nlskinner
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“canoe run” (15 reviews)
“sharp turns” (5 reviews)
“swimming hole” (8 reviews)
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Silver Springs, FL
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"canoe run"
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"sharp turns"
in 5 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 8 reviews
"alexander springs"
in 3 reviews
"intermediate level"
in 2 reviews
"primitive camping"
in 3 reviews
"kayak trip"
in 5 reviews
"ocala national forest"
in 5 reviews
"nice camp"
in 2 reviews
"camping experience"
in 3 reviews
"the water is crystal clear"
in 4 reviews
"canoe rentals"
in 3 reviews
"lots of picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"great kayaking"
in 2 reviews
"camp sites are"
in 2 reviews
"bathrooms were clean"
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"year round"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

was last here 40 years ago as a young teen, when Dad brought the family here to paddle the stream he had visited when he was in college in the area. It hasn’t changed that much! The main difference is that the entire park is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a National Park, so a senior national park pass earns an entrance discount. Parking is plentiful. There are carts to carry kayaks on a wooden walkway to the river. There is a nice entrance ramp into 12 inches of crystal clear water. The...More

Thank nlskinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice nature trail with two natural springs. Everything was nicely taking care of. Swimming area was clean and soo gorgeous. $5 to enter the park. Pretty busy on a weekend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my parents on our way to Georgia because I’ve always wanted to swim in a spring. It was ok. The swimming area is small. The water is beyond freezing!!!! We walked on the board walk up to the boils but didn’t see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the day with friends at the day use area of Juniper Springs. Juniper Springs are wonderful for swimming, esp. on a hot day as the water temperature is always near 73 degrees! The water is so clear, and a nearby trail follows the...More

1  Thank Maketrax
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I read many reviews before we went and, quite honestly, I began to question whether I would enjoy this experience. I'm a 57 year old woman that has been kayaking for about 10 years with an "el cheapo" kayak. I'm not a real sportsman, just...More

Thank MaryAnn218
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CampRRMSupport, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. We love hearing about different people's experiences whilst on our Kayaks or Canoe - always makes for a great story! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

No dogs allowed in the day use area. We went to try to see the only endemic bird of Florida the Florida scrub jay. We went on Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening at dusk. Finally Sunday morning around 8 am we saw 4 right at the...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This place is absolutely breath taking when it comes to beauty and the temp of the water. This "spring" is somewhat on the small side so theres not a lot or room for small kids to play around in the water its actually better for...More

3  Thank ks4324114
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

First visit the Juniper Springs campground. A very nice camping area, and the Springs run is a great kayaking trip! I will definitely return. The campground, and park are very well taken care, the staff at the launch are very helpful.

3  Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great campground. Very nice camp hosts. The trip down the river is one you do not want to miss. It has earned its right as a top 25 river to paddle. We paddles on a crazy cold Florida day, high of 38 degrees and rainy,...More

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Tim S
5 February 2018|
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Response from AnnualAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
I can not say for sure however, I will say there was a RV there with it's generator running and two living and horse trailers that had their generator's running for both evenings that we were there.
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Spledidferstuff
9 May 2017|
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Response from CampRRMSupport | Property representative |
Hello, Yes there is a fee to enter the day use area however camping, cabins, canoeing etc. are all costed differently. Check out our website for more info.
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Mirrasi
9 November 2016|
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Response from JMFH_FORREAL | Reviewed this property |
No. They are all primitive camping sites. They include a fire ring for making a camp fire as well as a picnic table, a lantern hanger, and a bear proof lock box big enough for food / coolers ... etc. They do have showers and... More
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