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Juniper Springs Recreation Area

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    Reviewed 13 April 2017

    Some of my fondest childhood memories took place at Juniper Springs- the canoe run and the spring pool-I had a positive history here. Things have changed. Unfortunately, my children will not reflect on their time here and smile---rather, they may be haunted by the experience...More

    8  Thank Rachelkidsandtravel
    Response from CampRRMSupport, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation AreaResponded 19 April 2017

    Hello Rachel, We appreciate you taking the time to review us and provide your feedback and are sorry to hear that you feel this way. The truth of the matter is that the 3 man canoe is the exact same size as all the other...More

    Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

    We enjoyed the trip that had been set up to celebrate my daughter-in-law's birthday. The reason that I did not give a five was due to the confusion caused by checking in and later by the park staff. My son made the reservations online and...More

    Thank Tami T
    Response from CampRRMSupport, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation AreaResponded 12 April 2017

    Hello, Firstly we would like to thank you for your great review and compliments on our park. We would also like to apologize for any inconveniences caused by the staff and understand your situation. Our hosts do their very best to maintain the grounds, in...More

    Reviewed 4 April 2017

    I recently booked a site at Juniper Springs for kayaking and camping. They show amazing pictures of their kayak/canoe run. What they fail to tell you is that you are only allowed to go one way and the trip back to your car is 7...More

    5  Thank Amy L
    Response from Warren M, Owner at Juniper Springs Recreation AreaResponded 6 April 2017

    Thank you for the feedback. The Juniper Springs canoe run is indeed one-way, a rule set by the US Forest Service but also dictated by safety in the very narrow run. I am not sure where the $85 is coming from. All our rates are...More

    Reviewed 4 April 2017

    Ocala National Forest lies in the heart of FL. It's Flora is beautiful. The bird life keeps one singing. Juniper Springs kayaking / canoe trail is one of the nicest in FL. I used to love to camp at Juniper Springs. I enjoyed the walking...More

    4  Thank GreenPassion
    Response from Warren M, Manager at Juniper Springs Recreation AreaResponded 6 April 2017

    Thanks for your feedback. My company has managed Juniper Springs for nearly 30 years, so there has been no change in approach over the last several years. I share your frustration with the broken ramadas and boardwalk -- unfortunately, while we have the money to...More

    Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

    We were a party of four. Two couples. We arrived on a Friday evening just at 8:30 pm. We knew we had to call ahead to let the staff know we would arrive after the gates were closed. They quickly arrived to open them. Check...More

    1  Thank Jalain O
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    Response from Samantha M | Reviewed this property |
    I haven't been there in a couple months. But if you call they can will let you know if it's all clear and safe to go canoeing.
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    Response from tripcasey | Reviewed this property |
    The campground has designated camping areas, many of the sites are wooded and they all have bear boxes. I didn't look closely to see if trees would accommodate a hammock, but they looked substantial.
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    "This is not a hotel, but a spring. Not sure why trip advisor thinks it's a hotel."
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    "This is a campground for tent and trailer camping."
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    "This is not a hotel, they have a campground, but this is for the Juniper Springs Recreation Area."
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    "This isn't a hotel, it is a camp ground."
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