We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Juniper Creek

Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
LOVED THIS RUN!!!

I can't tell you how much my family and I loved this run. Sure there are twist and turns, but all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jenlen4
,
Marengo, Illinois
Don't let the term creek fool you!!

Our Kayak club recently ventured down this creek. most if not all of us are seasoned kayakers, we... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Kayakingfool
,
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Read all 71 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“juniper run” (11 reviews)
“sharp turns” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Silver Springs, FL
CONTACT
Website
+1 352-625-2808
Write a ReviewReviews (71)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"twists and turns"
in 6 reviews
"juniper run"
in 11 reviews
"sharp turns"
in 4 reviews
"experienced kayakers"
in 4 reviews
"recreation area"
in 4 reviews
"fallen trees"
in 4 reviews
"downed trees"
in 3 reviews
"seven miles"
in 2 reviews
"foot alligator"
in 2 reviews
"an adventure"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"canoe"
in 40 reviews
"beginners"
in 14 reviews
"paddlers"
in 6 reviews
"stream"
in 8 reviews
"rapids"
in 9 reviews
"paddling"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't tell you how much my family and I loved this run. Sure there are twist and turns, but all manageable. I had my 16 and 12 year old boys with us, (who only usually kayak with us maybe twice a year), and they...More

Thank jenlen4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Our Kayak club recently ventured down this creek. most if not all of us are seasoned kayakers, we all have over 14 ft kayaks and most or around 16 ft. I wish I had brought my small Samba Eddyline would have been perfect for all...More

1  Thank Kayakingfool
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We almost decided not to go on this run due to the “intermediate” level stated on the video at the canoe outpost however, we like challenges. Let me tell you... it was quite a challenge!! The run is very narrow at points and it seems...More

Thank Ashley0202
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best paddle trips I have ever been on, and that is a long list. Paddling is definitely not a beginner friendly stream, but a ton of skill is not needed. If new to paddling, plan on getting wet. Trip took us 2.5...More

Thank canoeky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We consider ourselves experienced with canoes and kayaks. We kayaked at Silver Springs State Park and LOVED it. We found Juniper Creek at the Juniper Springs Recreation Area to be more work than it was worth in a 16' canoe. First, be advised the address...More

Thank eileenb739
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017

do not take your life in your hands at this forgotten creek for canoeing or kayaking. you will flip your boat several times and be totally exposed to mating gators!!!

1  Thank madmax1337
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Wow..the Juniper Run from Juniper Springs to the Rte. 19 bridge takeout is a 7-8 mile very technical paddle. The creek is rife with deadfall, some overhanging just a few feet above the water. Watch for the short rapids in the middle section of the...More

1  Thank mmarco2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

In a state with so many springs,rivers and lakes the options for canoeing are many but for a short half day of canoeing in the most beautiful natural surroundings of a spring fed waterway the Juniper Run can't be beat! You'll pass by old cypress...More

2  Thank ARodriguezP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I kayak a lot and this is a challenging river really meant for experienced paddlers or someone looking for an adventure! The river can run swift and there are a lot of down trees, hanging branches and submerged logs. Expect to run into, over, or...More

1  Thank Florence J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Juniper Springs was running somewhat low - 450 pound limit for vessel and occupants. The narrow, twisting route kept us on alert for shallow spots and fallen trees. Loved the natural environment the entire 7+ miles. Actually heard and saw bellowing alligators that could have...More

1  Thank etw2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Silver Springs
Astor Bridge Marina and Hotel
29 reviews
16.91 km away
Return to Nat
8 reviews
24.61 km away
Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost & Resort
39 reviews
28.87 km away
Lake View Motel
5 reviews
33.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sparky's Place
150 reviews
16.13 km away
Bass Champions Restaurant & Lodge
57 reviews
17.47 km away
Essex Seafood Two
126 reviews
18.35 km away
Lena's Seafood
136 reviews
14.88 km away
Nearby Attractions
Silver Glen Springs
112 reviews
7.93 km away
Juniper Springs Recreation Area
182 reviews
1.89 km away
Juniper Prairie Wilderness
42 reviews
2.90 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Luzmarina
8 February 2015|
Answer
Response from TammySSB |
Yes. The park rents canies, kayaks and tandem kayaks.
0
Votes
;