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Ray Wayside Park

East Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-671-8560
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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
806deborahs
via mobile
Nice place to launch boat

Ramps are great and give access to the Silver Springs River. Nice place for a picnic. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Rachel D
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Travelers Rest, United States
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East Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL
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+1 352-671-8560
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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.

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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.

Thank Rachel D
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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.

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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.

Thank Gary L
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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

1  Thank Annette R
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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

1  Thank novelistmom
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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

3  Thank Kenneth W
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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.

1  Thank Tammy L
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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

2  Thank vsasse
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stopped here yesterday wanting to dip in water, but only really Boat launch dock & Kayak launch for water access. I dipped up to my ankles at the Kayak launch area, but of course it was muddy, murky & not suited for swimming or wading....More

Thank Muncha_Ocala
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pamoore84
25 July 2018|
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Response from 806deborahs | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $5 to park
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Greg H
12 June 2017|
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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
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