Juniper Springs Recreation Area
One of the oldest and best known recreation areas, Juniper Springs is located on SR 40, just 30 minutes from Ocala. Available amenities include a swimming and picnic area, campground, and trails was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). There are hundreds of tiny bubbling springs and massive springs gushing out of crevices in the earth beneath a dense canopy of palms and oaks, an oasis within the heart of the desert-like Big Scrub.
On-site concessionaire with canoe rentals. Fees:
$42.00 + tax (includes shuttle transport). (+$20 deposit for canoe use)
If you bring your own canoe/kayak:
$6 launch fee
$12 haul-back fee
More information on the canoe run can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5199103.pdf