Saturday, November 17, 2018

Silver Springs State Park–Ocala, FL

We loved this campground; the sites have a lot of space, and there are some pretty cool things to do in the area!

Campsite at Silver Springs State Park

Andy at TrailheadCheck in time is a little later (3p) than a lot of the other state parks, but they were very accommodating when we arrived at the ranger station at a little after 1p.  They gave us a pass to visit the main section of the park where the glass bottom boats are, so we stopped at the cafeteria there for lunch while we waited on our site to be available.  The burgers and fries there are pretty good!

The park has two main loops for camping, and the sites are very spacious.  There is a separate loop with cabins as well, and north of all of the camping areas is a museum, and a Florida Cracker pioneer village.

During our stay, we visited the northern section of the park, rode the glass bottoms boats, and got in a little hiking.  The highlight of the trip was our first time zip lining.  We’re going to have to come back, maybe in the spring, to go kayaking down the silver river.  I was hoping to see the wild monkeys on this trip, but we might have better luck if we head downstream.

Related Posts

River View-2
Hiking the River Trail
Boat on Silver River
Touring the Main Park
Zip Lining at The Canyons
Silver Springs Museum

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