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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This was our kids first real camping trip and we are all excited! The campsite was large and placed nicely so that we were able to experience nature all around us. It was clean, even raked! Security made rounds throughout the day and evening, however we never had any concerns. Our first night was nice and quiet, the second night...

Thank RandiGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a beautiful spot and well maintained. But it seems that Florida State parks have raised their fees this year from $6.00/ per car to a Day Use Fee per person. So we had to pay $55 for 4 children, 2 parents, an uncle, 2 grandparents and 2 great grandparents ($5/ person) for a family picnic. This is not...

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying the outdoor area is beautiful so if you're looking for a quiet family/Mormon appropriate area you're in the right place. The campsites are TINY so be prepared to stay at the motel 8 of campgrounds - with that being said the bathrooms and grounds are clean and updated which is huge plus. The springs are...

2Thank akmohney01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last year my boyfriend and I stayed a week here and it was great! We stayed in the primitive camping area and loved the wildlife, the nature trail close to our site and the bathrooms were great! It was very peaceful and the staff had wonderful hospitality, I can't wait to come back and stay!

Thank Linsey D
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you want to show your guests the true Florida, is is a must see place. It can be a bit of a challenge to kayak, but it's worth it. Make sure you're not in a hurry do you can enjoy the scenery while you kayak or canoe. And if you need to be picked up after just skiing, make...

Thank Mel A
Park City, Utah
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Some of my fondest childhood memories took place at Juniper Springs- the canoe run and the spring pool-I had a positive history here. Things have changed. Unfortunately, my children will not reflect on their time here and smile---rather, they may be haunted by the experience and never come back. 20 years ago, Juniper Springs was run by the National Parks...

7Thank Rachelkidsandtravel
CampRRMSupport, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this review

Hello Rachel, We appreciate you taking the time to review us and provide your feedback and are sorry to hear that you feel this way. The truth of the matter is that the 3 man canoe is the exact same size as all the other canoes and is also the exact same price. In fact, if the staff had wished...

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the trip that had been set up to celebrate my daughter-in-law's birthday. The reason that I did not give a five was due to the confusion caused by checking in and later by the park staff. My son made the reservations online and since the system did not let him reserve the three spots in his name, one...

Thank Tami T
CampRRMSupport, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this review

Hello, Firstly we would like to thank you for your great review and compliments on our park. We would also like to apologize for any inconveniences caused by the staff and understand your situation. Our hosts do their very best to maintain the grounds, in all its various aspects, from noise and security to cleanliness and more - hence we...

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I recently booked a site at Juniper Springs for kayaking and camping. They show amazing pictures of their kayak/canoe run. What they fail to tell you is that you are only allowed to go one way and the trip back to your car is 7 miles. They want to charge you an $85 fee to take you and your kayak...

4Thank Amy L
Warren M, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. The Juniper Springs canoe run is indeed one-way, a rule set by the US Forest Service but also dictated by safety in the very narrow run. I am not sure where the $85 is coming from. All our rates are clearly posted but for clarity I will provide them here: - All visitors pay the...

Port Clinton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Ocala National Forest lies in the heart of FL. It's Flora is beautiful. The bird life keeps one singing. Juniper Springs kayaking / canoe trail is one of the nicest in FL. I used to love to camp at Juniper Springs. I enjoyed the walking trail along the Springs, Swimming in the Spring Pools and hiking or riding our bikes...

4Thank GreenPassion
Warren M, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. My company has managed Juniper Springs for nearly 30 years, so there has been no change in approach over the last several years. I share your frustration with the broken ramadas and boardwalk -- unfortunately, while we have the money to repair them, we do not have permission. For a variety of reasons related to historical...

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four. Two couples. We arrived on a Friday evening just at 8:30 pm. We knew we had to call ahead to let the staff know we would arrive after the gates were closed. They quickly arrived to open them. Check in is a breeze with price lists right out front. Once we set up camp...

1Thank Jalain O

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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.”
Solermoon, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is not a hotel, they have a campground, but this is for the Juniper Springs Recreation Area.”
tripcasey, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This isn't a hotel, it is a camp ground.”
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.”
jacquistepp, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Come on a week day to breathe less 2nd hand smoke from smokers at the swimming area.”
RollingOnARiver, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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