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Great access to the Silver or Ocklawaha rivers.

Theories itself is well maintained and safe, but nothing special. However, it offers quick and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
via mobile
Nice kayak launch area

Great kayak launch site. Kayak drop in right at parking lot. Bathrooms available. A 5 mile upstream... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
via mobile
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Theories itself is well maintained and safe, but nothing special. However, it offers quick and easy access to the Silver and Ocklawaha rivers. There are two ramps for boats on trailers and a separate kayak launch area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 999greggd
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Great kayak launch site. Kayak drop in right at parking lot. Bathrooms available. A 5 mile upstream paddle to silver springs. Fair amount of current. Beautiful along river. No houses. Saw monkeys at about half way to springs. Honor system to pay to launch.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 806deborahs
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Ramps are great and give access to the Silver Springs River. Nice place for a picnic. Plenty of parking for boat trailers.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place to launch your boat. There was also a playground and restrooms. It was pet friendly. There was a small fee to enter.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank j58paddy
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I sometimes fish there and watch the kayaks launch, it's a very nice, well kept small park with plenty of parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gary L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Easy access park and boat launch area. Have picnic tables, restrooms and playground. Plenty of parking. In the winter can see manatees. Man made canal to get you to or from the rivers. This is the stopping place for the Silver Springs Kayaking company. Coming...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AnnetteR306
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a boat launch for the Silver River and Ocklawaha. It's steep but even with the water level being so low, we didn't have much trouble getting in or out. There are two bathrooms. One near the boat launch, and a slightly larger one...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank novelistmom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ray Wayside Park, a county facility, offers picnic areas, restroom facilities, several ramps for power boats and an excellent ramp for launching paddle craft. Ample parking is provided. Access is from FL40 south of Silver Springs. Launch fee is $5, payable at the entry gate....More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 7 December 2016

$4.00 gives you safe parking and easy access to the Silver River. Perfect for kayaking or boating. It is no wake and no fishing. Just enjoy the natural wonders.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Love this river... saw monkeys, lots of water birds, turtles and even a few alligators. Very relaxing ride down the river into the springs

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Rene S
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25 July 2018|
Response from 806deborahs | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $5 to park
Greg H
12 June 2017|
Response from Kenneth W | Reviewed this property |
Ray's is approximately 5.5 miles downstream from the Silver Springs headwaters. The current is fairly strong, but the round trip can be done in 4 or 5 hours. Add an extra hour for sightseeing, especially if the monkeys are... More