Silver Springs

Top Adventures in Silver Springs

  • Paddle Silver Springs State Park

    Silver Springs State Park is rich with history dating back to the 1500’s when it was first settled by the Timucua Indians. This area has also been explored by the Spanish and was once a settlement of the Seminole Indians.  Native American relics c...

  • Hike the Bear-N-Oak Trail to Indian Lake

    The adventure begins at the main trailhead and parking area for The Bear-N-Oak hiking trail. Located on the East side of County Rd 35 just north of Baseline and Hwy 326 intersection. Grab everything in the packing list and prepare to enjoy a leisu...

    1.4 miles

  • Kayak Silver Glen Springs

    Silver Glen Springs is a popular recreational area that has many activities for the entire family. Located in Ocala National Forrest this park sits on a spring leading out to Lake George. You are able rent Kayaks on site and are able to rent them ...

  • Snorkel & Dive at Devil's Den

    Located in central Florida, this prehistoric spring is a MUST to add on your bucket list. Devil’s Den is a cave that has an underground spring inside. The spring is crystal clear and is a stable 72 degrees F year round. This spot is well known to ...

  • Camp at Alexander Springs

    Alexander Springs Recreation Area is an incredible natural area that provides something for any adventure seeker to love.  The main attraction here is the beautiful headspring, which is one of the 27 first magnitude springs here in Florida.  This ...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the La Chua Trail

    Located in Gainesville, FL this easy to moderate trail is approximately 3.1 miles round trip. Approximately a quarter of the trail is an elevated boardwalk that is handicapped accessible. Along the hike, you'll often see alligators, wild turkeys, ...

    3.1 miles

  • Hike through Sweetwater Wetlands Park

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improve...

    3.5 miles

  • Hike to Devil's Millhopper

    Follow the paved path starting at the interpretive center. At the T-junction turn right, heading into the forest. In a half mile a bridge will deliver you over a ravine, before a set of stairs take you down to Devil's Millhopper. Take in your view...

    0.9 miles

  • Kayak & Swim with Manatees at Three Sisters Spring

    When the ocean becomes too cold for the manatees, they take refuge in the 70 degree water at Three Sisters Spring. So, the best time to see the manatees in the spring is just after a cold front has come through. We also learned that they will swim...

  • Hike to Dames Cave

    28.709378°, -82.451328°Dames Cave (aka Vandal Cave) are mostly locally known, so finding the trail head is the hardest thing to do. Use the GPS Coordinates above ^ and it'll bring you exactly to the trail's parking. The caves themselves are in th...

    1 miles

  • Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

    All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event. Just an hour north of Orlando lies the expansive, diverse, and beautiful Ocala National Forest.  The Oca...

    3 miles 14 ft gain

  • Photograph Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

    Homosassa Spring State parks showcases native Florida wildlife including the manatees which can be seen from an underwater observatory in the main spring. Other animals you will see will include black bears, panthers, bobcats, flamingos, alligator...

    1.1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Lake Shore Group Camp

      Overview Lake Shore Group Campground sits on the north shore of Fore Lake in Ocala National Forest. It is a favorite for scout, church and civic groups, as well as large families and reunions.Recre...

    • Fort McCoy, Florida

      Carlie's Cottage

      Each of our cottages are completely furnished to meet most, if not all of your needs. The living areas are complete with music with many CD’s. Be sure to bring some of your favorites along as well!...

      From $159/night

    • Fort McCoy, Florida

      Dad's Place

      Each of our cottages are completely furnished to meet most, if not all of your needs. The living areas are complete with music with many CD’s. Be sure to bring some of your favorites along as well!...

      From $189/night

    • Fort McCoy, Florida

      The Marjorie Rawlings Cottage

      The Cottage is one of the oldest in the Fort McCoy area dating back to before the turn of the century in the 1900s. This cottage was once the doctor's office in the small town where Marjorie K. Raw...

      From $89/night

    • Fort McCoy, Florida

      Line Cabin

      At The Griffin Ranch, we have captured the romance and elegance of a by-gone era. Our ranch is set on 30 acres hosting cabins, wooded areas, pastures, and many of the local wildlife. We are a worki...

      From $169/night

    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Mill Dam Group Camp

      Overview Mill Dam Group Campground offers a fun and relaxing setting for groups of up to 150 to enjoy Ocala National Forest. Large picnic shelters and access to outdoor and water recreation make th...

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