Silver Glen Springs, Salt Springs

#40 of 186 in Parks in Central Florida
Park · Nature / Park
Silver Glen Springs is a first-magnitude spring and the main attraction of the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area of Ocala National Forest. It lies at the east edge of the national forest. It is about 2 miles north of the entrance of Juniper Creek, and it is along the edge of Big Scrub. There is a short spring run that is about 0.75 miles long and goes to Lake George.
The site is managed by Ocala National Forest – Lake George Ranger District and run by a private concessioner. It is a popular day use area as well as an archaeological site.
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  • I'd never gone swimming in a natural spring before this. Even the woman at the booth was excited for me! And once I walked down to the water, I could see why. The pictures, somehow, don't even do it.....  more »
  • Went here on a Monday afternoon and it was a good time! This is part of the Ocala National Forest and therefore requires an entry fee to the recreation area. As of Dec 2020 it was...  more »
  • Great place on the weekdays since you have the place to yourself. Fun swimming with the fish and diving to the mouth of the spring. Facilities are good and they have snacks for sale. $6 per person to get in. Worth every penny. Always make it a point to stop when driving in the area.
  • This is a beautiful state park with a huge natural spring to enjoy. There's lots of giant trees to provide shelter and picnic tables, grills and just lots of plain ol' relaxation of the old fashioned kind. It doesn't take much imagination to think that you could be enjoying the same spring as generations before have done. A treasure to enjoy for sure!

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