Hurricane Irma came through with high energy winds and lots of rain. Spring levels rose dramatically then eased back down a little and the river looks spectacular. Flow is very high and water is crystal clear, reminding us of the beauty of the springs in years gone by before droughts and heavy withdrawals for human consumption. This is a great time to get out on the river either using paddle craft or taking a guided ride on the iconic Glass Bottom Boat.
Once the mosquitoes back down, this is a fantastic time to enjoy Silver Springs hiking trails. Recent burns have inspired a wealth of blooming plants and butterflies. After a lot of hard work cleaning up debris and fallen trees by the staff, the park looks great and is teeming with wildlife. Reservations went back on line September 29. We thank all of our Silver Springs visitors for their patience during the aftermath of the hurricane. Hopefully the rest of the hurricane season will be relatively calm!