We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
Review Highlights
Quiet and Peaceful

This was an adventure worth taking. It was a beautiful day, the river was cooler, and it was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anderson, Indiana
peaceful and relaxing

a great place to relax and enjoy nature. kayaking was so peaceful. saw monkeys, a gator and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dunnellon, Florida
Read all 242 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“glass bottom” (24 reviews)
“boat ride” (13 reviews)
“state park” (15 reviews)
Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
Write a Review
Reviews (242)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an adventure worth taking. It was a beautiful day, the river was cooler, and it was so quiet and peaceful. We saw birds, wildlife, and took in the fresh air.

Thank specialyankee
Reviewed 1 week ago

a great place to relax and enjoy nature. kayaking was so peaceful. saw monkeys, a gator and beautiful springs.

Thank Terrifurniss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park was pretty and a nice way to while away an hour or so. The food in the café was below average - could have been so much better. The glass bottom boat trip was good - fantastic view with such clear waters in...More

Thank racer182
Reviewed 17 September 2017

One of my favorite things to do in area. My husband and I went for the day, during a trip visiting mother in law during heart surgery. It was a nice little break from week. Grounds are beautiful. Quiet,lovely trails. very nice people in gift...More

Thank 6boones4him
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fed by a First Magnitude Spring, the Silver River is crystal clear and 72* year round. Great for canoe, kayak or small boat. Rentals are available at the park. Watch out for the monkeys left behind during filming of early Tarzan movies. No joke. Do...More

2  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

They do rent canoes and kayaks in the Silver Springs State Park and would recommend doing this. Once out into the main waterway you are greeted by numerous types of wildlife from dozens of bird species, alligators, turtles and a 'non-indigenous' species - monkeys...left behind...More

2  Thank fishblow
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took a bottomless boat tour which had great scenery, interesting history, and alligators (at a safe distance)! The trails & gardens are fantastic as well. Beautiful place. The gift shop & fudge shop are also must-do items while here.

1  Thank Ali K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by chance! What a great little restaurant! We had their Italian sausage soup. An amazing taste treat, home made with love and care... Try their frozen hot chocolate drink! Yes you heard me right. It is delicious. My 12 year old said that the...More

1  Thank 1950Paul
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A Florida treasure! Rent a canoe and go for a cruise down the river. Stop by the concessions and get an ice-cream on your way out! The glass bottom boats are fun if you don't like canoes!

2  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

On the 28th of July 6 friends took a 2-hour Silver River Monkey Cruise. Besides seeing gators, turtles, wood ducks, birds and a mother gator with 30 of her young. Needless she got mad at us being so close. The highlight of the cruise was...More

1  Thank Annab1013
Nearby Restaurants
Silver Springs Restaurant
74 reviews
2.81 km away
Darrell's Dog Gone Good Diner
17 reviews
3.09 km away
Dairy Queen
6 reviews
2.92 km away
56 reviews
2.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Silver Springs State Park
1,318 reviews
2.69 km away
Silver Springs Kayaking LLC
104 reviews
2.36 km away
Appleton Museum of Art
265 reviews
4.16 km away
Ray Wayside Park
21 reviews
4.29 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
William H
20 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
You may rent single kayaks for $15 for the first hour, $20 for two hours, Full Day rental for $30. You do not need to be part of a tour or group.
dan l
23 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We did do the glass bottom boat tour and it was good. It gives you some knowledge of the area. We also kayaked but the tour gave you more insight on what you were looking at. The captain we had was very good and told some... More
Patrice T
7 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from dor2427 | Reviewed this property |
Car entrance fee maybe $8. Single kayak all day $35. $14 first hour if you prefer shorter trip. Second hour $9. Double kayak all day $45. You do have to paddle both directions but current is not bad.