Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

Grab a mask and snorkel some of the most clear and stunning water in the state. As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at Silver Glen Springs. This beautiful spot along the edge of the Big Scrub in the Ocala National Forest offers a spring run that pours out into Lake George, the largest of the St. Johns River Chain of Lakes.

Both a popular day use recreation area and an important archaeological site, Silver Glen Springs showcases the delicate balance between enjoyment of the outdoors and preservation of irreplaceable resources.

Canoe rentals are available, as well as toilets, drinking water and picnic tables. The admission fee for day-use is $7 per person on weekdays and $10 per person on weekends. 

Policies and fees are subject to change. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George District Ranger Office at 352-625-2520.

  • Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Available


5271 FL US 19
Salt Springs, Florida 32134

Phone: (352) 685-2799