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    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Paddle Silver Springs State Park

      5.0
      Silver Springs State Park is rich with history dating back to the 1500’s when it was first settled by the Timucua Indians. This area has also been explored by the Spanish and was once a settlement of the Seminole Indians.  Native American relics can be seen at the museum located in the park or wh...
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    • Silver Springs, Florida

      Hike the Bear-N-Oak Trail to Indian Lake

      1.4 mi
      The adventure begins at the main trailhead and parking area for The Bear-N-Oak hiking trail. Located on the East side of County Rd 35 just north of Baseline and Hwy 326 intersection. Grab everything in the packing list and prepare to enjoy a leisurely hike through some of Central Florida's most b...
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    • 5271 Florida 19, Florida

      Kayak Silver Glen Springs

      4.0
      Silver Glen Springs is a popular recreational area that has many activities for the entire family. Located in Ocala National Forrest this park sits on a spring leading out to Lake George. You are able rent Kayaks on site and are able to rent them for as long as you would like. There is also a des...
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    • Williston, Florida

      Devil's Den

      4.6
      Located in central Florida, this prehistoric spring is a MUST to add on your bucket list. Devil’s Den is a cave that has an underground spring inside. The spring is crystal clear and is a stable 72 degrees F year round. This spot is well known to local divers as it’s depth is 200 feet. Open swimm...
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    • Altoona, Florida

      Camp at Alexander Springs

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Alexander Springs Recreation Area is an incredible natural area that provides something for any adventure seeker to love.  The main attraction here is the beautiful headspring, which is one of the 27 first magnitude springs here in Florida.  This spring in particular maintains a cool 72 degrees f...
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    • Gainesville, Florida

      La Chua Trail

      4.6
      2.55 mi / 98 ft gain
      Located in Gainesville, FL this easy to moderate trail is approximately 3.1 miles round trip. Approximately a quarter of the trail is an elevated boardwalk that is handicapped accessible. Along the hike, you'll often see alligators, wild turkeys, wild horses, bison, and various migratory birds. ...
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    • Micanopy, Florida

      Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

      4.5
      3.46 mi / 256 ft gain
      Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improved water quality as well as a place for people to c...
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    • Crystal River, Florida

      Kayak & Swim with Manatees at Three Sisters Spring

      4.8
      When the ocean becomes too cold for the manatees, they take refuge in the 70 degree water at Three Sisters Spring. So, the best time to see the manatees in the spring is just after a cold front has come through. We also learned that they will swim back out to the ocean before low tide to avoid be...
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    • Crystal River, Florida

      Three Sisters Springs

      5.0
      1.28 mi / 36 ft gain
      Three Sisters Springs is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crystal River, Florida.
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    • Lecanto, Florida

      Dames Caves and Lizzie Heart Sink Loop Trail

      4.02 mi / 344 ft gain
      The Dames Caves and Lizzie Heart Sink Loop Trail in Lecanto, Florida is a moderate difficulty hiking trail that spans approximately 4.02 miles. The trail is known for its unique geological features, including a series of caves and sinkholes that are scattered along the route. The most notable of ...
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    • Paisley, Florida

      Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

      3 mi / 14 ft gain
      All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event. Just an hour north of Orlando lies the expansive, diverse, and beautiful Ocala National Forest.  The Ocala National Forest boasts some of the bests hikes ...
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    • Homosassa, Florida

      Photograph Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

      1.1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Homosassa Spring State parks showcases native Florida wildlife including the manatees which can be seen from an underwater observatory in the main spring. Other animals you will see will include black bears, panthers, bobcats, flamingos, alligators, American crocodiles, river otters and many diff...
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    • Keystone Heights, Florida

      Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

      4.0
      7 mi / 70 ft gain
      Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was created by the headspring and flow of the Gold Head Bra...
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    • Crystal River, Florida

      Kayak to Shell Island, Florida

      5.0
      Take Fort Island Park Rd (Hwy 44) all the way until it dead-ends, it will end at Fort Island Park. The park also has a sandy entrance for paddle or small crafts to the left of the main boat ramp. This area is very popular for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and boating.Leaving from the boat ramp or ...
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    • Apopka, Florida

      Kayak Extreme Emerald Cut

      3.0
      Start at King's Landing. Here you can either drop your own kayaks in or choose to rent. Kayak/Canoe rentals are $30 for the day. Using your own kayak is $20, if you choose to have them pick you up at Wekiva Springs and shuttle you back. During summer months, get there early (before 11), as they t...
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    • Orange City, Florida

      Swim with Manatees in Blue Spring State Park

      4.3
      Located near Orange City, Florida, Blue Spring State Park is the largest spring on St. Johns River.  Here you can come in and rent full snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, flippers), tubes to lazy river down if that's more your style and many other activities.  At the website you can see all that the pa...
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    Escape to the Sunshine

    VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

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    Camping and Lodging in Silver Springs

    Lake Shore Group Camp
    Silver Springs, Florida

    Lake Shore Group Camp

    Mill Dam Group Camp
    Silver Springs, Florida

    Mill Dam Group Camp

    Doe Lake Group Site
    Umatilla, Florida

    Doe Lake Group Site

    Juniper Springs Rec Area
    Astor, Florida

    Juniper Springs Rec Area

    Big Scrub Campground
    Umatilla, Florida

    Big Scrub Campground

    Salt Springs Recreation Area
    Fort McCoy, Florida

    Salt Springs Recreation Area