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Juniper Springs Rec Area Campground National Forests in Florida Florida

Juniper Springs Rec Area Overview

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Juniper Springs has 79 campsites under a dense canopy of old-growth live oaks and near the many springs in the area. Juniper Springs is also one of the oldest and best-known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located between Ocala and Ormond Beach along SR 40.

The campground is open year-round. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets showers, a dump station and trash collection.  Cell service is good in the area. There are also walkways and a natural trail, an interpretive site (Old Mill House), visitor center and picnic areas.  Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (25 to 45 feet). Each site also has a table, lantern post, BBQ pedestal, food storage locker and fire ring.

You may also like Salt Springs Recreation Area.

Area Recreation & Activities

One of the popular activities is swimming in the crystalline water of Juniper Springs. Juniper Run offers a narrow, winding water way to kayak, canoe or paddle board under a dense canopy of old-growth forest.  And there are many hiking trails to watch the bubbling springs, fauna and wildlife.

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  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - Good
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Lantern Post
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
26701 East Hwy 40
Silver Springs, Florida 34488
Lat / Long:

29.1822222, -81.7125

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Campsite Types
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  • Tent
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25 to 45 feet.


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Juniper Springs Old Mill House
Juniper Springs Picnic Area
Juniper Springs Pool
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Juniper Springs Visitor Center
Juniper Springs Walkway

Juniper Springs Rec Area Comments & Reviews

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2 Comments on “Juniper Springs Rec Area”

  1. Roger Sherwood says:

    Came here to explore the CG since I cancelled it in favor of Silver Springs CG (good decision). Extremely disappointed with Juniper. It’s peak tourist & camping season in FL, and this place looked extremely neglected and in disrepair. Everything I wanted to see was closed & roped off. Many pavilions are fenced off with “keep out” postings, the amphitheater looked overgrown and abandoned. Every wooden boardwalk was blocked off. The on-site store is only open 3 days a week. The paddlewheel house exhibit was locked and empty inside. The campsites are spacious though, with good privacy between them, although there is no water or power. There is substantial shading from the trees so solar will be difficult. The restrooms were ok. The faucets are all push to active with timed water flow, including the showers. Shower water temperature was not adjustable. I’m glad I canceled my reservation in favor of Silver Springs because it would have been a disappointment with so many paths and points of interest being inaccessible. This site really could use some TLC to provide a better experience, especially for the price of entry (per person instead of per vehicle). The price they charge for admission to this level of experience is extremely disappointing.

    • Hey Roger,
      Thanks for the review on Juniper Springs Rec Area. Sorry to hear it is basically in a state of disrepair. Hopefully they will redirect their efforts (and budget) to get it fixed back up again soon.

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