The best camping near Silver Springs State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Silver Springs State Park adventure.

The best camping near Silver Springs State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Silver Springs State Park adventure.

Camping near Silver Springs State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Silver Springs State Park adventure.

Check gators, manatees, and monkeys off your bucket list at Silver Springs State Park.  

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Camp Seminole Springs

100 sites · RVs, Tents38 acres · Fort Mc Coy, FL
Bring your mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks and fishing gear. We have it all here at Seminole Springs. We are open for tent camping. Limited number of campsites with Tents on them in a variety of sizes available. First come, First serve. These sites will have a slight upcharge. When you book, if you want to upgrade and reserve one of these sites, let us know and we will accommodate you. We also have 3 units inside the lodge for the people who need just a step up from glamping, but not quite the whole hotel experience. These are beautiful comfortable rooms with half baths in the rooms. The showers are located in the lodge bathhouse. WE have the Jungle themed room, the Equestrian themed room and the Honeymoon Suite. Each unit comes equipped with its own hot tub. (To book any of these units, just send us a message and we will reserve it for you. The prices for these units are different than that campsite and glamping site prices.) The Grist Mill is also available for rent too! This is a very romantic, yet rustic getaway equipped with a half bath as well. Very secluded and private overlooking the spring on one side and the water fall on the other. Sit outside on the deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and at night the sound of the waterfall will lull you to sleep. The shower is located in the Lodge bathhouse. (To book this unit you must send a message to us and we will reserve it for you. The price is different than the campsites but we will go over that with you) WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EVENT: TAKING BOOKINGS FOR WEDDINGS, CAR SHOWS, MUSIC EVENTS, ETC. LET US KNOW! NOTE: TURN AT CAMP SEMINOLE SPRINGS SIGN ON HIGHWAY 21. Your GPS may tell you to turn at the wrong St. Make sure that you are turning at 244th...Your GPS may tell you to turn at 243rd Street (where the Orange Market it) which is a dead end street. Just go a little bit further until you see the sign for Camp Seminole Spring. Bring bug spray and sun screen. If you need something, don't worry! There is a Dollar General, a gas station and a small cafe within walking distance. We have 38 acres of camping sites nature trails for hiking and mountain biking. Guests can park right on their site, or they have the option of parking and hiking into the woods to set up their site a bit more remote and off the beaten path. This is rustic camping. We have a bathhouse located at the campsites with showers. The bathhouse at the Great Lodge will be ready by Fall 2022. Whereas we do have garbage cans, we prefer that anything you bring into the property, you bring out with you. We allow campfires. Don't be surprised if you see a monkey or two in the trees... The fishing is amazing in these parts, so if you are an angler, come and visit. We have .75 miles of frontage on the Orange Creek. The creek flows into Lake Ocklawaha which just so happens to be one of the best bass fishing lakes in the USA. In fact, ten-pound bass are not uncommon from the Lake Ocklawaha River in the winter. Recently (2020), a 17.2-pound bass was caught there. The combined Ocklawaha and St. Johns drainage basin is possibly the most significant river-estuary waterway of Florida. This water system is of legendary reputation among anglers of largemouth bass who seek 10 pound plus trophy fish. Conveniently located between Ocala and Gainesville in the heart of Orange Springs, Florida, Camp Seminole Spring is perfectly located for the traveler who wants to really connect with nature. It appears to be ‘off the beaten path’, yet it is close enough to civilization so that even the most seasoned camper can make a quick run to store should he or she need something not found in nature. Camp Seminole Spring is mid-way (approx.. 22 miles) between Ocala and Gainesville, Florida, which are two thriving cities in this area of Florida. Ocala, the ‘horse capital of the world’ showcases a brand new multi-billion-dollar equestrian center which draws people from all over the world. This scenic property has an artesian spring which pushes out 1.6 million gallons of water per day rated among the top three percent of water in the world with an 8.4 natural pH. This water fills the pond and then continues on to flow into Orange Creek. Camp Seminole Springs was established in the 1940’s as a honeymoon resort and campground. The founders built a heart-shaped ‘pond-spring’ which is filled with the crystal-clear water pushed out from the spring where guests can lounge by the beach or gaze down into the bottom through the glass-like water or take a refreshing swim. At the top of the hill overlooking the heart-shaped spring, one will find the rustic Great Lodge where guests can come and mingle with each other, enjoy a relaxing conversation and a drink on the veranda or just sit and watch the activity in and around the spring.
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Champions Run Luxury RV Resort

640 sites · RVs50 acres · Ocala, FL
Discover classic Florida and the spirit of adventure here in Ocala, Marion County. Officially known as “The Horse Capital of the World,” Ocala has become a coveted equestrian and adventure destination with a rich cultural history. Champions Run RV Resort was built from the ground up to offer premier outdoor hospitality with supreme locality for visiting guests, snowbirds and on-location workers throughout the county. Our resort features 482 full hookup 40’x80’ RV sites with 20’x70’ concrete pads, Tiki Bar, a huge clubhouse, massive resort-style pool, two hot tubs, pickleball courts, Free Hi-Speed WiFi, & more!
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SC Campgrounds

29 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · Astatula, FL
Welcome to SC Campgrounds, , a peaceful 80 acre homestead turned into a serene activity campground located just outside Orlando, FL. Our campground offers a wide range of accommodations, including several camp sites with power, water, restrooms and cozy campers with central A/C and Heat. But that's not all – we also offer a range of exciting extras to enhance your camping experience. On the estate there is a putt putt course, canoes, pirate ship, swimming pool, ATV trails, and much. And for a unique outdoor movie experience, we offer a projector screen with any movie of your choice - just imagine enjoying your favorite film under the stars! 🎥 Each campsite comes with electricity, a fire pit, and a picnic table. Our campgrounds are very pet friendly as long as you have friendly pets. So what are you waiting for? Come join us at the SC Campgrounds for an unforgettable camping experience filled with nature, farm animals, and plenty of extras to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Please note:::::: Requirement as of 2/19/24 All campers and guests must present a valid ID upon check it. Important Note: 3/19 because of our off leash dog policy children are not allowed to camp on the premises.
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Country Acres

36 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Reddick, FL
We are located almost directly across from the beautiful Majestic Oaks property. We have many campsites available, including porta potties with hand wash stations, outdoor showers, food truck village, as well as parking only. One car is included in price. Each night we will offer a bonfire after party as well! Come join the fun! Property is located directly behind our business, with 24hr security. Charging station available Pets allowed. Personal fires are allowed.
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Wilderness VP87

1 site · RV1 acre · Silver Springs, FL
VP87 is a 1/10 acre pull through site with ~70 feet of concrete and room to park two vehicles. Pet friendly for dogs and cats (total of 2 pets only please). Water, sewer, and 30/50amp power on site. An 8X12 shed complete with full size modern WASHER and DRYER, residential size refrigerator, a utility sink and even a real porcelain toilet! The shed only has cold water... Just down the street from Ocala and Silver Springs State Park, in the Village Park portion of Wilderness RV Resort. Wilderness is a lovely community of RV lot owners and tenants with palm trees, manicured lots, and many amenities: a bath house, a gym and sauna/steam room, swimming pool and hot tub, big dog park, and a hiking trail... all nestled right on the shore of the beautiful and famous Ocklawaha River. Oh, and there is even a little candy shop and restaurant on premises that serves breakfast and lunch. Quick and easy shopping for typical requirements just down the road in Ocala or Silver Springs. Silver Springs State Park is less than 5 miles and offers glass bottom boat tours of the famous springs. If you have your own kayak/canoe you can paddle from there to Ray Wayside Park and return to your car at the state park with the shuttle service. Or you can pass Ray Wayside and paddle another .5 mile directly to Wilderness RV Resort (you'll just need a way back to retrieve your car) ... approximately 6 miles of beautiful clear water and Florida jungle with manatee, gators, birds, otters, and even monkeys! The entire trip is with the current! About 33 miles away is Rainbow Springs State Park... another famous and beautiful spring that offers walking trails, waterfalls, beautiful gardens, swimming and snorkeling, and paddling too. Last but not least, surrounding VP87 there are many other smaller springs each with their own unique attractions. Like bicycling? The Cross Florida Greenway (Santos Trail System) is about 15 miles from Wilderness and offers 32 miles of paved path for road cyclist and easily over 50 miles of world class mountain bike trails for anyone from beginner to expert skill level. E-Bikes are welcome. For the aspiring mountain bike experts and actual experts out there... the world-famous Vortex Trail is in this system. Bring your "A" game and lots of water. I recommend a fast cross-country bike for these trails. A down country or light trail bike is fine too. Ocala is the Horse Capital of the World! Florida Horse Park is in the Greenway 20 miles away and is great for polo matches and horse shows. Event schedules are online. The World Equestrian Center is in Ocala, 15 miles - also great for horse shows and has a couple nice restaurants. Grandview Clydesdales are about 30 miles away and they offer 1.5 to 2-hour educational tours of their famous Clydesdales Horses. I personally have not done this yet, but it looks awesome. Want a bit more hands on experience with a horse? Cactus Jack's Trail Rides is located at the Landbridge trail head about 21 miles from Wilderness. They rent E-Bikes too and conveniently they're located right at one of the trailheads along the forementioned paved bike path on the Florida Greenway. Try Zip Lining? Canyon's Zip Line and Adventure Park offers a number of canopy top Zip Line tours as well as horseback riding, kayaking, and gem mining tours. They are located 14 miles from Wilderness. The Appleton Museum of Art is 6.5 miles away. A nice place to go and beat the heat and enjoy a bit of culture. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is 32 miles. Looks fun and they appear to be dog on leash friendly. We love the puppies! Ocala is sweet!
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Serene Forested Blueberry Farm

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Ft. Mc Coy, FL
Located on 5 acres in the Ocala National Forest, Hookie's Hideaway is the perfect place to stay for easy access to all of nature's bounty and activities. This property is easily accessible, serene and peaceful. Campsites are in a beautiful grove of pine and sycamore trees. We are surrounded by forested camping areas and close enough to drive into town to pick up groceries or get a meal. We have a "you pick them" blueberry farm when in season. We are pet friendly! If you have a pet please add the pet Extra at checkout so you will be charged a $20 pet fee ($10 for the trailers). We are close to hiking, horse trails, lakes and springs. Bocce Ball and Croquet is available to play here anytime! We are only a short distance away from amazing horse riding trails and Florida's most popular natural springs. We live on the property and are available during normal business hours. We are free to ask questions and give suggestions for surrounding activities and dining options. We will interact as little or as much as you need. Birds singing in the morning and crickets at night ensure a restful getaway here. Our property is the perfect place to escape the noise and high paced city life.
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Shannon Trails

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Dunnellon, FL
Come enjoy the Greenway, 70k acres of trails abut the back of the property. Just a few miles to Rainbow River, and 14 miles from WEC Whether it’s hiking, biking, bird watching, or horseback riding, (stalls are available) you will blend with nature. Camp underneath the canopy of trees or hook up to our RV sites, cabins also available, choose your level of comfort. 😊
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Grass Campers Farm Rock the Country

30 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Reddick, FL
Come experience a true raw Florida country life paradise at our 10 acre farm and cattle pasture . Our campsite is perfectly located between Gainesville Florida and Ocala Florida with a short 15-20 minute drive to either destination. This property is Surrounded by horse farms, cattle pastures, natural springs, The World Equestrian Center, and many lakes and rivers. You will have the opportunity to truly experience all of the beautiful nature that central florida has to offer from kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding and even zip lining. There is so much to do within minutes of your camping location. You will experience total tranquility on this country dead end road yet be close enough to small food marts, local diners, and quaint shops to cater to any needs you might have during your stay. This property has wide open spaces for camping complete with a large 40x60 pole barn common area with 10 foot ceiling fans, cafe style lighting, a bar top and seating for entertaining or eating, a large fire pit with bench seating, air conditioned bathrooms, 1 RV hookup, running water and outdoor games. A great place to come alone or with a large group of friends. This farm property is a convenient 20 minutes from The World Equestrian Center, 8 minutes from Orange Lake, 10 minutes to Canyon ziplining, 20 minutes to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 28 minutes to Silver Springs State Park, 30 minutes to Cactus Jacks trail rides, 30 minutes to Santos Trail Head, 35 minutes to Hog Waller, 45 minutes to Rainbow River and many more exciting outdoor adventures. So come stay on our wide open pastures here at Grass Campers Farm and enjoy everything nature has to offer here in central Florida. ** sites include indoor bathrooms and an outdoor shower
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Enchanted Oaks Camp & Farm

6 sites · Lodging10 acres · Ocala, FL
Welcome to Enchanted Oaks Farm and Camp site. We are an 8.5 acre farm in Ocala Florida, that offers unique glamping experiences. Activities in the area include: -Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak (40 minute drive)-K.P. Hole County Park (40 minute drive)-Disney (1 hr 10 minute drive)-Ocala National Forest (30-50 minute drive)-Juniper Springs Swimming Area (1 hr drive)-Ocala Drive-in (30 minute drive)-Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring (52 minute drive)-The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park (29 minute drive)-Silver Springs State Park (40 mintue drive)Hi Y’all, I’m Cassie Peech. I own and operate Enchanted Oaks Farm and Cassie Peech and Company (a wedding and events company based out of Orlando, Jax, and Tampa).We are from a tiny Kentucky town (2000 people), and love to show people our southern hospitality. We originally bought the farm to host weddings but we figured we would give hosting a try and we love it!!
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Tudor Farm Serenity Awaits You!

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Ocala, FL
Tudor Farm was manifested in 2019 from dreams and desires built over a lifetime.  This 10-acre property is more than a horse farm.  It is a natural sanctuary for both people and animals... a nurturing home for the wildlife and companion animals that live here, and a welcoming retreat for visitors and guests.   The pavilion and retreat center is used for restorative workshops and special events and the property's collection of beautiful oaks and other trees happily share their majesty with those who relax under their boughs.  Enjoy a change of pace and visit us at Tudor Farm! Learn more about this land: Wake up on a 10 acre horse farm in beautiful Ocala, Florida. The farm is a relaxing, natural haven for spending time near beautiful oak trees and enjoying the sights and sounds of farm and wildlife. Conveniently located near local attractions like the World Equestrian Center, Silver Spring State Park, and multiple freshwater Springs. Pricing is 1 tent or RV per site. RV hookups can accommodate 20, 30, or 50 amp connections.  Please verify with us to ensure we have the hook up you require before booking.
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J & T Hideaway / Silver Springs, FL

1 site · RV1 acre · Silver Springs, FL
Beautiful high and dry corner lot with privacy hedge and full hook ups in the highly sought after Wilderness RV Resort. Our property is nestled within the tranquil Ocala National Forest, complete with tons of resort amenities! Did we mention our resort is located on a portion of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway! Come Explore the Local Area! The Florida freshwater springs are a natural and tropical central Florida paradise with pristine crystal clear waters. Enjoy the wide array of wildlife the Ocala National Forest and the Florida freshwater springs offer! Our property is located just minutes from Silver Springs State Park, Silver Springs, Salt Springs, Juniper Springs, and Alexander Springs! Do you love the "Lake Life?" Central Florida is known for their beautiful lakes such as Lake George and Lake Kerr! Love to canoe or kayak? There are tons of canoe runs throughout this area of central Florida. In fact, you can canoe or kayak on the Ocklawaha River with direct river access from the resort! Love mountain biking? Check out the Santos Trailhead which offers over 30 miles of mountain bike trails with three levels of difficulty! One visit to Santos Trailhead and you'll see why so many people say that these are the BEST bike trails in Florida! Explore a Bit Farther! From our property's location and with a short drive, you can easily access the following towns and/or cities: Orlando - 1.5 hour drive Daytona Beach - 1 hour drive Gainesville - 30 minute drive Crystal River - 1 hour drive The Villages - 45 minute drive Enjoy the many amenities that Wilderness RV Resort offers: * Community Pool and Hot Tub * Full Hook Up Service * Direct Access to the Ocklawaha River (canoe/kayak rentals through resort) * Direct Access to Florida Greenway Hiking Trail * Clubhouse/Lodge * On Site Restaurant * On Site Candy Shop (w/ Whoopie Pies) * Laundry Facility * Bathhouse * Recreation Room (Ping Pong, Pool, Darts) * Private Mail Box
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Wild Frontier RV Resort

315 sites · RVs10 acres · Ocala, FL
Located in a quiet wooded setting, yet close to the heart of Ocala ‘s shopping district. We are only 3 miles from I 75 exit 354 yet a hidden gem in the woods. Upon entry, as you head to the office you will notice the new 10ft privacy fence which offers a secure and quiet park. When you arrive at the office /clubhouse which boasts a new beautiful red roof on the “Lincoln log like” cabin style building. Then step into our completely remodelled bathhouses close to the recently heated pool. The pool is outfitted with new furniture and umbrella tables. This a great place to cool off and enjoy the lovely Florida sunshine. The laundry room expansion now has 7 washers (including 3 double-load units) and 8 dryers. The sites are paved asphalt with grass patios and picnic tables. We pick up garbage at your site at 10 am every day of the week. Your site is mowed weekly. All you have to do is enjoy all that Wild Frontier has to offer!
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The best camping near Silver Springs State Park guide

Overview

About

The crystal-clear waters of the 5-mile-long Silver River are so pristine, glass-bottom boats were invented just to look at it. Yup, this is the birthplace of glass-bottom boat tours. Today, campers can canoe, kayak, or catch a ride on one of those boats along the waterway, where the teal waters house manatee, turtles, and American alligators. But another of the park’s most famous inhabitants lives in the trees: rhesus macaque monkeys. In addition to the park’s hiking trails, mountain biking, boardwalks, and equestrian trail system, the sole Silver Springs State Park Campground features more than 50 tent campsites and 10 cabins, plus rv camping sites with electric hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Like other Florida state parks, campsites at Silver Springs State Park can be booked online or by phone. Florida residents can make campsite reservations 11 months in advance, while non-residents can make reservations 10 months in advance.
  • Same-day reservations are accepted online or by phone until 1pm ET, after which any remaining sites become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When to go

Silver Springs State Park is accessible year-round. A rush of families tend to visit during spring break and summer vacation, while winters can be an excellent time to visit, when temperatures are moderate for tent camping and more manatees can be spotted. Summer visitors should prepare for heat, humidity, and rain showers along the nature trails and hammocks.

Know before you go

  • Silver Springs is about a 90-minute drive from Orlando. For an extended Central Florida trip, the Ocala National Forest is adjacent to the park.
  • Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Silver Springs. It’s popular to paddle five miles from the main entrance’s boat launch near the confluence of the Silver and Ocklawaha rivers to Ray Wayside County Park, then return via the park's livery service.
  • The park’s Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center is a great family activity for rainy days, as is the 19th-century pioneer town called Cracker Village.
  • Nonnative rhesus macaque monkeys were first introduced in the park in the 1930s as a tourist attraction. Today, an estimated 300 monkeys live here, where lucky paddlers might catch a splash party—the primates are known to climb the trees and do belly flops into the river.

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