Juniper Springs Recreation Area has been enchanting nature lovers with its limestone-filtered spring waters and subtropical forest setting since the 1930s, when the Civilian Conservation Corps built out the park’s campground and swimming area, Mill House. Plunging into the green-and-turquoise spring-fed pool is a must when visiting. The Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground, which features 79 tent and RV sites shaded by live oaks and palm trees, is within walking distance of the pool. Campsites have picnic tables and fire pits, as well as access to flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. A concessionaire sells snacks and camping supplies near the pools, or you can resupply in Ocala just 35 minutes away.

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  • All Juniper Springs campsites are reservable six months in advance.
  • Camping reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777.
  • The Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Ocala National Forest. Weekends frequently book out, so make your reservations as early as possible.
  • When to Go

    Due to its Central Florida location and subtropical climate, Juniper Springs camping is excellent in the fall, winter, and spring. Summers are also beautiful, but tent campers beware that summers bring high temperatures in the 90s, humidity, and the potential for thunderstorms and rain showers. Some park services and concessions are seasonal. For current information on park services, contact Adventure Ocala, the park service operator, at (352) 625-3147.

    Campsite area
    Tent or RV sites
    78 sites
    Up to 5 guests per site
    Up to 6 vehicles
    No wheelchair access
    Campfires allowed
    Toilet available
    Pets allowed
    Potable water available
    Showers available
    Picnic table available


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    Florida's state thru-trail, the Florida Trail, passes through Juniper Springs with a trailhead close to the campground. You can...Read more


    You can kayak or canoe the 7-mile-long Juniper Run from here, as rentals and return shuttles are available from an on-site conc...Read more


    The natural spring water that feeds into the Juniper Springs pool stays a comfortable 72°F year-round. The pool has both a shal...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    The Juniper Springs Nature Trail and Fern Hammock Springs are great places to spot alligators and river otters. On land, don’t ...Read more

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    29.182° N, 81.712° W
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