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.

The admission fee for day-use is $12 per person daily. 


From May 27 through Sept. 4, 2023, parking reservation passes will be required every Saturday & Sunday plus Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July and Labor Day. Parking passes must be purchased online, and are available up to 14 days in advance of visit. Learn more at

Activities: Swimming, Picnicking, Hiking, Canoeing

Restrooms: Portable Toilets available with Changing Area

Amenities: 58 Picnic Tables, 30 Pedestal Grills, 10'x15' Canoe/Kayak Launching Deck

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. For more information on fees, please visit the concessionaire at Fees are subject to change without notification.

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.

Restrictions: Pets are not allowed into the Day Use area.

  • Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Paddle Craft Launch
  • Grill
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trailer Parking
  • Unpaved Trail


5271 N Highway 19
Fort McCoy, Florida 32134

Phone: (352) 685-2799