February 11, 2023 - reviewed by psgonecamping
Lots To Offer
Large, level, pea gravel sites in a spacious, forested setting arranged to allow some privacy. Most sites are E/W only. Bathhouses are relatively new, well maintained and clean. The park has several nice hiking & biking trails. It’s a bit odd that you have to drive to the springs, but it’s a short drive, and well worth it (pretty crowded though, even in early Feb on a weekday). We rented a kayak and saw alligators, turtles, manatees, Anhingas, wood ducks, loads of fish…very nice, and learned that Sea Hunt was filmed at the springs (dating myself here, as this was one of my favorite shows as a yute). The museum at the campgrounds is primarily for kiddies, and has a few Pleistocene era fossils and displays of ancient & modern dugout canoes, etc.
March 18, 2021 - reviewed by Uonle Live1
Peace & Quiet
We stopped at Silver Springs State Park for an overnight stay on our way from Iowa to Daytona. What a beautiful adventure. The park is nestled off the beaten path with an array of natural walking trails, which we had primarily to ourselves. Quiet & solitude and it was amazing. This is one of the oldest parks in Florida and therefore established trees and foliage tuck you away. The gravel sites were spacious and level with picnic tables and firerings and you were not on top of your neighbors. We visited in March so campground was not to capacity. The bathhouse was well maintained and sparkling clean. The women's restroom was spacious and accomodated three showers with two additional unisex shower locations. Well maintained laundry for $1.75 and a community area to wash dishes and such with a vending machine. We had many visitors in the way of squirrels to entertain us. Electric and water with a dump station close by. My only regret is that we did not stay longer.
March 1, 2021 - reviewed by Shaggy
Wonderful Staff, Facilities
We camped in a 30 ft MH. All spaces are huge and well shaded and very level, with big fire ring and table. A few have sewer, and all have water and new electric. Bathhouses are spotless with plenty of hot water. Coin op laundry for$1.75/load. Hiking trails to the river. Do not try to bike the connector path to the main springs; path is very sandy, and not well marked. You can take sidewalk whole way along Rte 35 to Rte 40. Definitely do a2 hrs kayak, or glass bottom boat tour. Unfortunately the store and education center were still closed as of March 2021. Florida State Parks are great!
November 16, 2020 - reviewed by Skip
What A Gem!
Large, level, gravel sites, lots of shade and vegetation between sites for privacy. Water & electric hookups; some sites also have sewer. Flush toilets, showers, laundry (1washer, 1 dryer) $1.00. Super clean and well maintained. We had to evacuate, after 1 night, due to an incoming hurricane so didn't get to do much, but loved, loved, loved this CG. We WILL be back. $12 for senior Florida resident. Be sure to enter from the WEST, not the south. (ask me how I know).
January 24, 2020 - reviewed by Marie and Jim
Nice camping sites, large with E/W, clean large bathrooms with showers. Bring bug spray, mosquitos can be fierce! Close to entrance for Silver Springs Park for Kayaking, a must if you come here!
December 27, 2019 - reviewed by Ed S.
Just spent three nights at Silver Springs. The campsites are huge and the facilities are immaculate. Had a great time biking and hiking!
November 16, 2019 - reviewed by Darrell
What a nice campground! Spacious and well laid out sites. Bathhouses are large and clean. Plenty of things to do here and peaceful enough to just kick back and relax. I definitely want to go back to this one.
October 4, 2019 - reviewed by Peggy
Spring head is 1.5 miles from campground entrance. It was a fun stay. Quiet and peaceful. Lot's of shade at campsites. Would definitely stay here again.
February 2, 2019 - reviewed by Kathy
This is one of our favorite parks. Large, wooded sites so you can’t see your neighbors very well. Some sites have sewer. Lots of walking trails and roads.
January 4, 2018 - reviewed by Marcia L
Could not have asked for a more beautiful setting! Campground is well maintained, gracious hosts, hot showers, fire ring and water at all sites. We took our canoe and fished on the river that connected to the lake. Favorite place to dry camp. We visit often. You have to reserve online, however there are two walk ups available for $10.
July 22, 2017 - reviewed by Bob & Mary Hoelscher
Loved camping here! Easy access, beautiful, large, level sites and some even have sewer hook ups! The Campground has many hiking and biking opportunities. The springs offer glass bottomed boats, canoes/kayaks, and hiking. There are also equestrian and mountain bike trails too! While there isn't any swimming in the park, Juniper Springs is about a 30 minute drive to the east. It's well worth the drive!
July 3, 2017 - reviewed by JaCk
If you like kayaking, hiking or just enjoying kicking back. You will like it here. More @ Camping with Dave on YouTube
April 3, 2017 - reviewed by MaineWeaver
Best park yet! Park was full, yet we couldn't see another RV from any window. Lovely areas to walk, and bath house and laundry very clean. Hosts kept areas clean and bug free.
September 21, 2016 - reviewed by Bill
Excellent state park. Large sites mostly all have shade.