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Silver Glen Springs

Living in the Ocala Forest allows me to explore all it’s beautiful hidden gems such as this lovely place called Silver Glen Springs which is a first-magnitude spring and the main attraction of the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area of Ocala National Forest. Sixty-five million gallons of water a day come out from two spring vents. At the southwest corner of the spring pool is a small spring vent called “Natural Well” which contains fish and the occasional manatee. It is not accessible by water to protect the natural habitat but can be seen from land Natural Well is 12-15 feet in diameter and 40 feet in depth. The spring vent at the eastern part of the pool is 18 feet deep. The spring pool is large and semicircular, measuring 200 feet north to south and 175 feet east to west. The pool bottom is composed of sand and limestone with some aquatic grass The water is clear and cool at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

In other words, simply Breathtaking I was Blessed enough to pay this park a visit and it was very nice just as I knew it would be After we swam in the Cystal clear water I decided to go and explore they have a 2-mile trail which is great for those who don’t like to walk much or those who can’t the park itself wasn’t over crowned the space between the guests were comfortable and open enough to place your canoes bags tents etc. the staff where very pleasant and working around the clock making sure the park was clean and safe.

Volleyball court
info sign
tents
kayak rentals
spring
grills and park staff vehicle
kayak rentals
people relaxing
can you spot the fish ?
Steve Park Staff
park rules
store
prices
way to store
inside store
Stairs entrance
ice machine
store prices
info sign
boat bar
latrines
boat tiki bar
spring
parking lot
info sign
spring

This park has it all from a store to get ice creams towels drinks and munchies, a big parking lot, ice machine for your coolers, a boat bar that sells corndogs and other snacks you can come prepared or simply buy the stuff you need to have a good time if not laying on the grass or sitting on a bench either way you’re going to enjoy this place.

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