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Address: Silver Springs, FL

Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.

Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.

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Challenging seven miles of paddling

Paddlers have told me "you've got to try this creek," adding that it was challenging and "not for beginners." A little nervous, I tried the "Juniper Run," and it turned out to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
Kenneth W
Kansas City
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Kansas City
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Paddlers have told me "you've got to try this creek," adding that it was challenging and "not for beginners." A little nervous, I tried the "Juniper Run," and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my Florida visit this year. There were many challenges, including numerous sharp turns, downed trees, overhanging branches, unexpected shallows, and even a... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This area is seen on the boat tour. Looks like a nice area. There was lots of nature in this area! Great space!

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

For a tandum kayak this takes a little more than novice skill, but it is worth every minute. GORGEOUS. Plan to take your time and just enjoy. I would not go on a weekend, it can get crowded.

1 Thank Tammy L
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

NOT for beginners. There are a lot of trees down and a current, so sometime it is challenging. It is well kept.

Thank M C
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I canoed here a few weeks ago. You must take a class before you can go on the water. Bring reusable containers as throw away containers/coolers are not allowed on the run. There are many twist, turns and low laying trees on the 7.3 miles run, you should be an experienced canoer/kayaker. We saw alligators, turtles and... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My friends and I have talked about doing this canoe run for years as we live under an hour away in Daytona Beach. We decided Saturday 7/16/2016 was the day. We got up early and went and filled out the paper work to rent the canoe. The staff warns you that this is NOT for BEGINNERS. I kayak all the... More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this run, I was VERY hesitant. My boyfriend and I have kayaked a few times before, but nothing serious. I was mainly nervous about the wildlife, but also a little concerned that it would be too difficult of a paddle. After checking in and completing the safety course, you load your kayak (or canoe) into... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

My family decided to go to the canoe run. The ranger told us if we were experienced canoe people and we responded "Of course how hard can it be?" I was a bit scared at first, but at the beginning of the view was amazing! Beautiful! Until me and my mom heard a large animal stomping on the sides where... More 

1 Thank Marcelita A
Warren, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I would give this a five but on the three different times I've gone down the stream, it just hasn't got the diversity of wildlife that some other rivers have. I love that it's crystal clear, that palms are growing right over the stream and that it's challenging. We took a canoe and it was fine. The guy who picked... More 

Thank Sylvia G
Gainesville, Florida
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I have been canoeing/kayaking down this 7 mile stretch since I was 6 years old and it is still one of my favorites. The first 4 miles are all under canopy and you do have some trees to sort through but the scenery will take your mind off of any obstacle. The second half of your trip is sawgrass and... More 

4 Thank Nicole K

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