Mill Dam Recreation Area

In the shade of live oaks overlooking 168-acre Mill Dam Lake, Mill Dam Recreation Area offers two different experiences for the public. Between March 16 and September 30, it's a day use recreation area with a large swimming area and sandy beach accessible by wheelchairs. For the remainder of the year, October 1 - March 15, it becomes a group campground / recreation area for both day use and tent camping.

Operational Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM. When in use as a group campground / recreation area, check-in is at 3 PM, and check-out at 11 AM.

Campground Reservations: Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at

Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking

Fees: $5 per person. $5 launch fee for boat ramp.

Restrictions: Fishing is not permitted from the bank of the recreation area.

General Notes: Mill Dam Group Campground is available for overnight stays as well as those desiring only day use rental. It is available for reservations October 1 – March 15. The remainder of the year, Mill Dam is a swimming and picnic area, open to all.

Mill Dam is located on the 168 acre Mill Dam Lake. Water play is popular here and campers bring their boats for easy access to lake activities. A large swimming beach adjoins the area and is accessible by wheelchair.

For more information on fees and how to reserve your site, please visit the concessionaire at


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.




SR 40
Silver Springs, Florida 34488

Phone: 352-625-2520