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Juniper Prairie Wilderness

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Ocala, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Hints for the Canoe/Kayak trip

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Cool springs

great cool water retreat, very nice hiking trails, challenging kayak run I would not recommend... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ocala, Florida
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More than 14,000 acres in Ocala National Forest, this area is diverse with prairies, pine flatwoods, marshes and a subtropical jungle.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“swimming hole” (4 reviews)
“canoe run” (3 reviews)
“cool water” (2 reviews)
Ocala, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camped overnight November 28, 2017 in the well-maintained and clean campground. Security was good, the place had a great vibe. Did the Run the next day and hopefully the following helps. 1. This is not a trip for beginners but if you are one then...More

1  Thank lovestotravelohyeah
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great cool water retreat, very nice hiking trails, challenging kayak run I would not recommend using a canoe sometimes the water is shallow

Thank jefflO5011OB
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We used to stop over here on my Harley return trip from Daytona Beach, all hot and bothered from the intense summer heat. We'd get in my shorts and jump in and swim around in that cool 73 degree water for about a half hour...More

3  Thank G.Weldon S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was the only spring we managed to stop at while passing through the area. As it was off season the shop was closed but also the spring was very quiet which suited us well. We didn't stay too long or explore the trails as...More

1  Thank impgrrrl
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been coming to Juniper Springs to kayak the run for over a decade and I have never had a bad experience. The just is just over 7 miles downstream through crystal clear spring water. The run will normally take you between 3-5 hours...More

2  Thank anisopterax2
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great place to go swimming in the spring, camp, canoe or walk the trails. We saw River otters and alligators on the walk.

Thank Richlo2001
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Located close to RT 40, Juniper Springs is a gorgeous. I was concerned about the walk for my mother and myself but my worries were unfounded. We didn't visit to kayak or canoe or even to swim, but we wanted to visit just to enjoy...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great swimming area and springs with a high quality concession stand that serves good food. It's deep and you can dive. It's a great canoe/kayak run, very clean and trash free, lots of wildlife. Get ready: It's over 5 miles long. There is a halfway...More

1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Amazing bubbling springs. Spring fed lagoon open to swimmers. Beautiful hiking trails. Campgrounds, canoeing options.

Thank mikems2017
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Getting to Juniper Springs turned out to be a little of a challenge. It shouldn’t have, but I didn’t look at the map close enough before we left our hotel room and the maps on our Garmin Nuvi (which are recent) and Here Maps on...More

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18 March 2015|
Response from 4stevetaylor |
yes it is primitive, nice wooded sites and hot showers