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Silver Springs State Park

 Ranger Programs at Silver Springs State Park

RANGER PROGRAMS
Silver Springs State Park

Every Saturday and Sunday


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RIVERSIDE CRACKER VILLAGE TOUR
Silver Springs State Park

Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m.


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SPRINGSIDE RIVER VOYAGE
Silver Springs State Park

Second Sunday of each month, 10:00 a.m.


Join the Rangers of Silver Springs State Park as we paddle the beautiful and wild Silver River.  Discuss issues facing all of Florida’s crystal springs and learn about the park’s efforts to restore the riverine system.  Have a chance to experience the thrill of seeing some of the residents of the wetlands such as wading birds, sunning alligators, and playful otters.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of ...the REAL Florida.  RSVP is required.  Entrance fees into the park and launch fees apply.  You may launch your own canoe ($4.00) or rent (for a fee) from the concessionaire at the boat launch.  Enter at the entrance off of SR 40.

Directions:
The park is located east of the city of Ocala.  Travel east from Ocala on State Road 40 to the intersection with State Road 35.  To find the main springs, “Springside” Entrance, continue east about 500 feet and turn right into the entrance.   The address is: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL  34488.

To find the equestrian trail head, continue east on SR 40 less than 1 mile, the road narrows from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, past the next red light and the Trail head will be on your right.

For camping and cabins, go to the “Riverside” Entrance, located on State Road 35.  At the intersection of SR 40 and SR 35, go south (turn right heading east or turn left heading west), travel about 1 mile and the entrance is on the left, or east side of the road.  The address is:  1425 N.E. 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL  34470.

Participation Requirements

RSVP required: (352) 236-7148

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SPRINGSIDE RANGER STROLL
Silver Springs State Park

second and fourth Friday of each month at 4:00 pm


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RIVERSIDE NATURE HIKE WITH DAVID
Silver Springs State Park

First Saturday of each month at 8:00am.


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SPRINGSIDE FLORIDA SAFARI
Silver Springs State Park

First Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m.


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SPRINGSIDE PACK WALK
Silver Springs State Park

Fourth Sunday of the month, 10:00 a.m.


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SPRINGSIDE MORNING WALK
Silver Springs State Park

First and third Friday of each month 9:00am.


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RIVERSIDE COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS
Silver Springs State Park

3rd Saturday of the month


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PLANT IDENTIFICATION WALK
Silver Springs State Park

3rd Sunday of the month, 2:00p.m.


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