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Explore The Scenic Silver Springs State Park in Ocala

Recognized as a National Natural Landmark in 1971, Silver Springs State Park is one of the largest springs in America. Enjoy beautiful gardens and historical markers reminiscent of its days as a popular steamship destination. Take in the beautiful untouched wilderness and lush forests while kayaking, canoeing or hiking the trails. Explore what lies under the water when you venture out into one of the park's popular glass floor boats. The Silver River Museum also offers an educational, hands-on experience for those interested in the natural history of Marion County, FL.


Prices -

Admission is $2.00; children 5 and under are free.

Hours -

Open daily, 8 AM - 5:30 PM.


  • Pickin' in the Park
  • Coffee with the Birds
  • Yoga in the Park


  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Camping
  • Boat Tours
  • Dining


  • Where is the Silver Springs State Park main entrance?

    Silver Springs is conveniently located between Orlando and Gainesville, making it a top tourist attraction. Silver Springs State Park's main entrance is located on State Road 40, east of Ocala. The camping entrance is located on State Road 35/Baseline Road, south of State Road 40.
  • What are the best things to do in Silver Springs State Park?

    There are so many exciting activities to experience at Silver Springs State Park. You can walk, hike or bike the designated trails, hop aboard a glass bottom boat tour, kayak or canoe the springs or simply enjoy a picnic with the family. Don't forget to check out the Silver Springs Museum.

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