Located in north central Florida, just east of Ocala, Silver Springs State Park has been a natural landmark destination since the 1870s.
As one of the largest artesian springs ever discovered, audiences have long been captured by the springs’ natural beauty and vibrant clarity. From the glass bottom boat rides, kayak and canoe trips to the special event productions, creative culture and romantic appeal, the springs are yours to discover.
The 4,000-acre Silver Springs State Park encompasses not only the springs, but the entire 5-mile Silver River and surrounding sandhill forest. Wander among the historic structures and serene gardens surrounding the main spring, reminders of the park’s past history as a major tourist attraction. Visit the Silver River Museum. Paddle the river. Hike. Camp.