Silver River State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 59
About: This park has more than 10 distinct natural communities, dozens of springs, and miles of beautiful trails.
The park is home to a pioneer cracker village and the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. The center is operated by the Marion County School District in cooperation with the park and is open to the public on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00. p.m. Admission to the Museum is $2.00 per person. Children under 6 are free. For more information please visit Silver River Museum
Visitors can canoe down the crystal clear river, hike or bike along one of the nature trails, or just sit and watch for the wide variety of birds and wildlife.
The picnic area features three pavilions with grills that may be rented for group outings and a playground for the youngsters.
For overnight stays, the park has a full facility campground and 10 luxury cabins.
Located east of Ocala, one mile south of State Road 40 on State Road 35.
Fifty-nine spacious sites easily accommodate large camping units. Each site offers water and electric hook-ups with 30 amp service; six sites offer 50 amp service. All sites have fire ring, a barbecue grill and a picnic table. A separate dump station for holding tanks is located in the park. Firewood is available at the Ranger Station. A canoe/kayak launch provides access to the Silver River. Well behaved pets are allowed in the campground, but not in the cabins.
Campsites 20 and 53 are wheelchair accessible. Please ask park staff for the key to the ADA shower and restroom facility.
Maximum RV length = 50 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
The youth group camping area, set amid tall pines, is primitive camping for organized groups (scouts, church groups, clubs, etc.) The area includes self mulching toilets, picnic tables and fire rings at each of nine sites. Each site is large enough for about 50 people. Chaperones for youth groups must be a minimum of one adult chaperone per 10 children. There are no shower facilities. There is running water but it is not potable. Call the park for reservations at (352) 236-7148.
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