" Silver Springs State Park "
Silver Springs State Park combines the charm of a historic Florida attaction with the crystal clear beauty of one of the last uninhabited spring runs in the state.
There are three entrances to Silver Springs State Park. The entrance to the Spring Side is located on State Road 40 at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488. The entrance to the River Side is located on State Road 35 at 1425 NE 58th Avenue, Ocala FL 34470. The third entrance is our Equestrian Trails, also located on State Road 40, about 1 mile east of the SR 40 Spring Side entrance.
On the Spring Side: Enjoy the headspring from a viewing deck, walk along the river on paved trails, see the ornamental gardens, and enjoy an easy stroll through the Real Florida. Visitors can enjoy a meal from the restaurant with a view of the spring. Glass bottom boat rides and canoe and kayak rentals are offered through our concessionaire. There is a $4.00 per boat launch fee if you bring your own canoe or kayak. There is no land access from the water along the river and in the headspring area except at the canoe and kayak launch ramp.
On the River Side: Visitors can paddle down the crystal clear river (there is no fee to launch on this side but there is a ½ mile hike to launch area), hike or bike along one of the nature trails, or just sit and watch the wide variety of birds and wildlife. The picnic area features three rentable pavilions with grills and a playground. For overnight stays, the River Side has a 59 site full facility campground and 10 modern cabins
Check Out What People Are Saying About The Park!
The campground is amazing. Sites are huge and good for any size rig. The trails that we hiked were nice. Saw deer, wild turkey and tortoises all over the grounds. Did not get to canoe so will come back for that. Not quite sure why the museum is only open on the weekends.
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Come Join In The Fun!
Our Meet and greet is on Friday night at 7:00pm.
On Saturday join the potluck party at 6:00pm
Once you have booked your camp site at the park, go ahead and register for the event.
To Our Guests:
You will receive an email one week before the camp-out with info on what site in the campground the meet & greet will be taking place along with the theme of the Saturday night potluck. Friday night at the meet & greet we gather around the campfire for some coffee, desserts and good conversations. We look forward to meeting you!!