Winter at Silver Springs

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Sally Lieb, Park Manager

Late winter and early spring are ideal times to visit Silver Springs.  Wading birds such as great egrets, white ibis, cormorants, anhingas, various herons and others escape wintry chills by gathering at sunset for a safe, warm place to sleep near this magnificent spring. Early nesters are already pair bonding and some are even on eggs already.  "Snow birds" of the feathered variety in the uplands also provide a different perspective on the ever changing wildlife experiences available in this unique park featuring one of Florida's largest springs and varied natural communities.  Winter cold fronts also bring temporary relief from biting insects, enhancing hiking experiences on our many beautiful trails.  Just remember, the sun sets early in the winter, so plan your day to be back to your car before the sun goes down. 


As always, the canoe/kayak experience is awesome, and of course our iconic glass bottom boats provide another clear springs sensational view.  Look for increasing events and activities at the already busy Silver Springs, a great place for weddings, reunions, relaxing and escaping from the stress of modern technology.  Come see us and get to know Mother Nature a little better!  


Sally Lieb

Park Manager