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. 


WEEKDAYS: $12 + tax/per-person

WEEKENDS: $12 + tax/per-person

($75 + tax Annual Day Use Pass Available to Purchase On-Site)

Activities: Swimming, Picnicking, Hiking, Canoeing, Visiting the Millhouse

Private Kayak and Canoe launch: $10/per watercraft 

Restrooms: Bathhouse with Hot Showers

Amenities: Amphitheater, 24 Picnic Tables, 12 Grills, 4 Picnic Shelters, Concession Building

Many of our Day Use areas will be moving online for payment, instead of having a fee tube. Please download the app before visiting, so you can simply use Scan & Pay the fees.

Fee tubes will no longer be available at these sites after 2022.

  • Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Paddle Craft Launch
  • Paved Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • RV Site
  • Tent Campground
  • Unpaved Trail


26701 E Highway 40
Silver Springs, Florida 34488

Phone: (352) 625-3147