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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
Phone Number:
+1 352-261-5842
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,186 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 514
    Excellent
  • 335
    Very good
  • 132
    Average
  • 77
    Poor
  • 66
    Terrible
Beautiful!

Great hiking trails, glass bottom boat rides...not too many people even for memorial day weekend! It was great they had some stores and ice cream!! And a water park great for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
patti259
,
Pompano Beach, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,124: English reviews
Pompano Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great hiking trails, glass bottom boat rides...not too many people even for memorial day weekend! It was great they had some stores and ice cream!! And a water park great for the kids!! You'll love it!!

Helpful?
Thank patti259
Orlando
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to rent a pavilion and have them cater your function! Include the Glass bottom boats and the water park! Talk to Stephanie for all your needs!

Helpful?
Thank Tigerterri
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I saw this place in a travel guide but didnt think much of it, thought it would be outdated, old fashioned but decided to go anyway to try something new in Florida, away from the usual Orlando-Miami touristy places.... What a wonderful surprise! The glass bottom boat ride is wonderful, the whole area is beautiful but the best of all... More 

Helpful?
Thank marjorya274
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Our vacation started with Silver Springs! The glass bottom boat ride is awesome. The water is as clear as the air, a chilly 72* year 'round but you can kayak or canoe if you're inclined. The scenery is breathtaking! They have educational rooms with continuous videos that tell about Silver Springs and its wildlife and water conservation. For families there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marianne V
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Years ago this park was a gem, and an enjoyable place to visit. As the years passed subsequent owners became more and more greedy. $9.00 to park you car at the last. Maintenance dropped to almost none. No wonder people started to stay away in droves. Now that the state has taken over and denuded the place of any personality,... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank CanonShooter1
Lilburn
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I visited here as a child and was pleased to be able to bring my daughter to ride the glass bottom boats. She was so thrilled with the whole park. It is interesting to see the old ticket booths left from the theme park that used to be there. The food looked kind of iffy so we skipped it but... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JoAnn P
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The last time I was at Silver Springs was 30 years ago. It was privately owned at that time, now state owned. The glass bottom boats are still there and as good as ever. I remember there use to be more than now. What they have are the glass bottom boats, and walking trails, plus canoe and kayak rentals. Wild... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank umibis2
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic family friendly location. We were here on our honeymoon in July 76! Yikes it is just as it was back then Friendly people saw wonderful wildlife fish, turtles alligator and of course springs. Food available and clean restrooms. Discounts for Seniors. We visited the springs but there is a water park available separate from the springs.

Helpful?
Thank Driveon56
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Crystal clear water! The glass bottom boat tour was wonderful and so reasonably priced. Beautiful grounds for walking, we also had a picnic there. We also rented kayaks. Such peaceful and gorgeous waters! We saw many different birds, fish and loads of turtles. We were even quite close to some alligators ...yikes! A nice alternative to a high-tech... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank katwoman0916
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Enjoyed the glass bottom boat rides and the narrator was entertaining and informative. The park is great for family and nature lovers.

Helpful?
1 Thank DanSchram

Travellers who viewed Silver Springs State Park also viewed

Ocala, Central Florida
Ocala, Central Florida
 

Been to Silver Springs State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Silver Springs State Park and other visitors
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Silver Springs State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?