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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We did the canoe trip at the end of September this year. Although we haven’t really had much experience and the route said not for beginners, we figured as we are both young and sporty that we would be fine. Let me tell you we were wrong! The route is definitely not for beginners; I can confirm that. The actual...

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We camped in the camp ground with our small 19ft Camper van (no hook ups, but have hot showers) and loved that the campground was a short walk to the "day use area" or spring swimming area. We had the entire place to ourselves in mid October with about 12-15 people swimming in the spring over the course of our...

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Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This spring is very small and it is not a place to snorkel. The swimming area is like a swimming pool and it has a wall around it. It is very deep and if you don't know how to swim don't go in the water without wearing a flooding of any kind. You will need it there. You can camp...

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Thank MariaCFC
Austin, TX
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were passing through from Daytona to Clearwater beach and decided to go a tiny bit out of our way to see this beautiful spring. It was a nice break to get out of the car after a long drive. We were here in August and did the one mile hike to fern hammock spring and back. Its a relatively...

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2Thank tripcasey
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were camping near by and told about Juniper Springs. Decided to check it out and were really delighted. We took a picnic lunch with us. The concession store closes at 1pm but there are soda machines outside. Other than that, there is no food available after 1. This was on a weekday and I believe the store is open...

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Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We were on kayaks going down the river. About an hour down we saw an alligator swimming around and looking towards us!! It was too narrow to pass!! Holy crap that was the craziest experience ever. I turned around immediately but my friends watched it until it submerged. Nope !! Will never forget staring down an alligator on that river...

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Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My last trip to this beautiful spring and camp ground they have officially closed the platform for jumping into the spring the spring is not that big compared to other ones in the area like Alexander that is absolutely beautiful you cannot even walk through the area to launch your canoe they closed area off after everyone is on Cannoe...

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had so much fun here, camped for two nights with my family. Nice campground very spacious and bathrooms were very close to us! So many Raccoons visited us and stole our food as we didn't put everything away! My family and I kayaked on this run, I enjoyed it a lot however we are all beginners so it was definitely...

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Bradfordwoods, PA
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Listen to the information at the park about this trip. It is easy paddling but there are many trees across the river which requires almost laying flat in the canoe. However, beautiful scenery, lots of turtles, a couple of alligators. We camped at Alexander Springs. Very nice campground Deer flies in June however.

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2Thank Karen B
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a worth while place to go. Many complain about the $5 per person fee, but that isn't really expensive considering the beauty of the place. You can bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol). The water temp is 72, year round, and no they can't heat the water up. The swimming area is a natural spring and...

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Address: 26701 E Highway 40, Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, FL 34488-6741
Region: United States > Florida > Silver Springs
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
Juniper Springs Recreation Area Hotel Silver Springs
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“This is a campground for tent and trailer camping.”
 of 5 bubbles Solermoon, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is not a hotel, they have a campground, but this is for the Juniper Springs Recreation Area.”
 of 5 bubbles tripcasey, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This isn't a hotel, it is a camp ground.”
 of 5 bubbles E8084UCrebeccam, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“This is NOT hotel - so when looking at ratings understand it's a campground with no electric or wifi, but hot showers are great.”
 of 5 bubbles jacquistepp, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Come on a week day to breathe less 2nd hand smoke from smokers at the swimming area.”
 of 5 bubbles RollingOnARiver, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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