Adventurous? See Why Silver Springs State Park Is The BEST!

Crystal clear water, abundant wildlife, and lush vegetation. That’s what you get at Silver Springs State Park.

Whether you like to go kayaking, camping, or tear it up on a mountain bike, Silver Springs State Park has a little something for everyone.

Top 11 Things to Do in Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, FL

There are many cool things to see and experience on the Silver River. The water is so clear you can see fish, turtles, and eelgrass that live below the surface.


The hiking trails at Silver Springs range from under 1 mile to over 4.5 miles, so there is something for every level of hiker.

Hiking Trails

No matter how you paddle, you’ll see plenty of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, and possibly monkeys.

Paddle Boarding

If you launch at Ray Wayside and head upriver, it takes about two hours to get to the head of the spring. It takes one hour to get back to the boat launch.


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