Well now…..this is yet another really nice Florida State Park campground. It’s not as fancy as Topsail, nor does it offer the many amenities, but over all, very nice.
The sites are LARGE and spaced well apart. Even though there’s a lot of vegetation, privacy is sketchy. The sites are all level, full hook up, but the foundation is fine gravel, not paved. We were here just one night, so we didn’t have opportunity to check out the bath houses so I can’t report on that. But there are several large covered pavilions and at least one nice playground. There is no WiFi or cable but the over the air TV is great! There is no swimming pool, nor is there swimming anywhere within the park – however, there are some AWESOME hot springs nearby (I think it was Juniper Springs) which we went to a couple of years back. Back then we spent the day relaxing in the super clear water and really enjoyed ourselves!
With the limited time we had, we went on one of the glass bottom boat tours. This ride lasted about 45 mi and cost $12/senior, and $13 for adults. This was a great price for the amount of enjoyment we had. We saw quite a bit of wild life including birds, turtles, lots of fish and even manatee. The springs vary in depth with a maximum of 48 feet.
Here are a few pictures of the campground. Once again, as Florida residents, we only paid $12 per night plus a $7 charge each night for utilities. You just can’t beat these prices!!!
We give Silver Springs State Park Campground a 7/10.
From here, we are driving about 4 hours south to our home in Naples! Once again, it’s been a wonderful 4 months on the trails but it’s always good to get back home!!! HAPPY TRAILS, EVERYONE!!