How much is admission to Silver Springs?
The cost of admission to Silver Springs is $2.00. Children 5 and under are free.

What days is Silver Springs open and what are the hours?
Silver Springs State Park is open 7 days a week year-round, including ALL holidays, from 8 am. to sundown.

Where is Silver Springs located?
Centrally located in between Orlando and Gainesville, the park’s proximity makes it an ideal spot for many locals and tourists. The park’s main entrance is located on State Road 40, east of Ocala. The camping entrance is located on State Road 35, or Baseline Road, south of State Road 40. Boasting acres of Florida’s natural beauty, this entrance offers far more than camping alone.

What is the climate like?
The annual high temperature of Ocala is 87.3 degrees and the low is 58.9 degrees. On average, the temperature is 71.3 degrees with 50.7 inches of annual rainfall.

What are some of the popular activities at Silver Springs?
From Glass Bottom Boat tours, to kayak and canoe, the park has a variety of outdoor activities to meet your adventure needs. These activities are brought to you by Cape Leisure Corporation, the official concessionary company at Silver Springs State Park. Special events and calendar information can be found by clicking here

How do I make reservations to camp or rent a cabin at Silver Springs State Park?
To learn more about camping and cabin rentals at Silver Springs State Park, click here.

May I bring my dog to Silver Springs State Park?
Well-behaved pets are welcome  in Silver Springs State Park, the campground, picnic area and on hiking trails. Owners are expected to clean up after their pets and leashes are required at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the Glass Bottom Boats or in any buildings, including cabins, the museum, education center, restrooms and the restaurant. Service animals are welcome in all areas.

What does it mean that Silver Springs is a state park?
Silver Springs is a state owned property and is managed and protected by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the lead agency for environmental management and stewardship. Cape Leisure Corporation works in partnership with the DEP to bring you the services and activities that are available in the park.

Can I swim at Silver Springs?
As of now, swimming is not permitted at Silver Springs. Boating, kayaking and canoeing are alternatives guests can enjoy in order to experience our beautiful waters first hand.

Can I bring my own kayak to Silver Springs?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own kayak to Silver Springs. The launch fee is $4.

How long are the Glass Bottom Boat Tours?
The tours run approximately 30 minutes from 10 am – 5 pm. Extended tours are 90 minutes long and run Friday – Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. It is not necessary to make a reservation for the tour.


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