39 Parks near Silver Springs, Florida
Dec 2014 - $32.00
Would never recommend this park to anyone. Dirty bathrooms, no toilet paper, pool not open most days, manager and others in park get visits from sheriff too often, says credit cards taken but manager made us pay cash for two months in advance. Rain makes it a swampland, had to go barefoot to get to vehicle or wade in water and mud and ruin shoes. Could be great park but poor management and too much drama. - Traveler2440
Feb 2014 - $25.00
Short bumpy hard dirt road entrance from highway. Excellent Wi-Fi. Sites are all on dirt or mud, when it rains. We were there when there was mud. 10+ sites were too muddy to use. No cement pads/patios or site picnic table. Very close to the Ocala National Forest. Takes PA but only for stays of 3+ days. Friendly management escorted us to site. Didn't see any showers nor were there any indicated on the map. Suggest staying here if you like a rustic setting, and then only during dry times. Not a great value. - LeeCA
Apr 2015 - $50.00
Overall this was a nice park. We wanted someplace wooded and secluded but was disappointed when we arrived. The sites are small and mostly taken up by snowbirds.
Staff was friendly and site was clean. - Senora Frog
Apr 2015 - $27.00
Beautiful view of the lake and a great swim dock. Paved road and large playground for kids. They have a large pavilion for cookouts and family gatherings. Lots have level paved pads and grass. Friendly campers and staff. - Traveler2440
Feb 2015 - $27.00
Lake Waldena is a large park on the far outskirts of town. The CG is a trailer park and RV park with more permanent trailers than RV sites. The trailer park is mainly occupied by snowbirds.
My site was along the main road into the park, therefore there was a lot of traffic. Sites 82 to 104 are on the main road. Due to the heavy rain the previous week the ground was soaked and I had to wash all the levelers and chocks due to the mud encased in them when I was prepping to leave.
Pros - all utilities worked fine. Wi-fi was adequate. Cable TV was all analog.
Cons - road noise from FL 40. Office is closed on Sundays. I have to assume that mosquitos are a problem most of the year due the swampy area behind the sites (the Nature Preserve on their map).
I would stay here again in a pinch. - jnateg
Mar 2015 - $14.00
Just a warning to others....... Their website is VERY misleading. We needed a place to stay for a month in Central Florida. We called from the previous campground that we'd been staying at to see if they had availability. The lady on the phone said "we only have one left". Since the campground that was our first choice was already full we went ahead and booked it. She wanted our credit card over the phone. I know better than paying for a site before seen but she said it was the last one! So I gave her the credit card number which she said would be charged that day. (Absolutely no refunds)
This could be a very long story but I will cut to the chase and comment on discrepancies with their website.
Concrete pads - I don't see any. We are parked on grass that sinks when it rains.
Restaurant- There is no restaurant on site much less that delivers. There is a mini mart at the entrance. Don't expect to get your milk and bread there, but if it's beer and soda you are after you are in luck!
Beach/Swimming footsteps from your site - There is no beach on the property. There is no water that you can swim in on property unless you don't mind swimming with alligators! There is a beach that you can see from the property but you need a vehicle to get there. It is part of the National Forest system so you have to pay fees to get in.
Laundry - Yes, there is a laundry "onsite" but it sits facing State Highway 40 and has a big sign with the hours written on it (the hours on the sign are incorrect) so it is open to the public. There is only COLD water wash available.
Boats and jet ski rental (As described on the Passport America site under 'highlights') - None.
Don't bother sending an email inquiry as their website suggests. I never did get a response. I also would caution you to NOT get anything of importance sent to you here via mail. We never did get the FedEx "overnight" envelope that was sent to us. Everybody that we met that was staying here was very nice. - RunAroundSue
Mar 2016 - $27.00
Many permanents and snowbirds in CG and they were all friendly. Office staff friendly and helpful. Appeared that restrooms & laundry were mopped several times a day. We found a cheaper laundramat about a mile down the road from CG. Wind blew Spanish Moss and sticks out of trees while we were there. The next morning a couple of workers were out picking them up to haul off.
The asphalt sites are very close to one another, have a patio and picnic table, with some shade from the foliage. - ebaldy
May 2015 - $40.00
Sorry to say but our and several others flooded due to lack of cleaning out drain pipe. Water was almost up to bay doors in class A motorhome. A very old place and outdated. Was but way before large motorhomes were on the road. If your are in anything over 35 ft stay clear of this place. - User3774
Jan 2015 - $27.00
The person who waited on us was pleasant. Most of the park seem to be filled with permanent residents or many "season" residents with a few short term RV spots thrown in. We were told there was WiFi with no charge - we spent forever trying to get on it (office had closed). Finally found out we needed to go to the office/ community room area. There is a small library area in the common area and large community room.
The pool had terrible looking water in it and half filled. Even if you wanted to just sit by the pool sometime during the day it wouldn't have been available.
The site we had was pretty close to our neighbor, but level. Although the CG is right in town it was quieter than we expected. It worked out fine for an overnight stay. - jannie123
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Park is geared for retired people. Streets are a little narrow. A lot of full time residents. Train goes by 3 or 4 times a day. Water is not to bad. Pool is nice heater broke while we were here. - deangrimmett
Mar 2016 - $36.00
First clue, only RV park in Florida half full at peak season. Very rude when checking in, old and unkempt park. Plumbing and cable problems, unheated dirty bathrooms, loud constant road noise. Much nicer less expensive parks, keep driving ! - Scatter
Feb 2008 - $22.00
Paid a weekly rate for two weeks of 142.50 per week. Streets narrow, With a 35' 5th wheel able to pull in and out but close. Desk person advised coming into site from wrong side and had to go around. That said, very quiet park, neat and clean. cable is available but you have to contract with local company to hook up. Long term only. Close to Ocala and easy in and out. Would stay again. - Baldone
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Park is just down the road from Silver Springs State Park. All sites seem level. Nice pool and work out room. It had a pool table and ping pong table but the lodge building had a very unlevel floor. Hiking trails and fishing areas. The resort also has a gated area for longer stays. We camped with our dogs and grand kids over the summer. This is our third stay at the resort and have always had a good time. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a great small family ran restaurant, great food, great atmosphere, and pricing. - jimnina
Jul 2016 - $22.00
55+ park with many full-timers who were gone for the summer. There is a nice lodge with a big screen tv, a/c, tables for games, etc. Pool area was decent size and clean. Park is well-maintained. There is a fitness room (we didn't use this time), game room with pool table and ping pong. Laundry facilities available. Access to Silver Springs was pretty easy. A little bit of a walk if you are carrying a lot. We kayaked on the beautiful river. There is a restaurant on site which I believe is open for breakfast and lunch. Candy shop is also on site with old style candy, homemade goodies, and homemade whoopee pies. Sites are mostly paved with full hook-up. Nice streets within the park to walk or ride your bike. WiFi and cable available. - bicyclecampers
Jun 2016 - $22.00
We stayed here for only 2 nights but would return for more. This is an RV resort where each site is privately owned and deeded. The sites that transient campers can use are ones not yet sold so the area you are assigned, or can request, is quite limited. Having said that, the site itself was spacious enough; most all the occupied sites contain large fifth wheels or mobile homes. The grounds are nicely landscaped especially around the pool area which is really large and spotless with a nice jacuzzi nearby and alot of seating available. There's also a rec room with pool, ping pong, and darts to play as well as a lodge with TV, seating, tables and lots of games, puzzles, or books to utilize. If you have a canoe or kayak, you can launch it right on to the Ocklawaha river on site. Another plus is a large dog run that's fenced so you can let Rover off leash. There's a restaurant on site too but only open for breakfast and lunch and we didn't get a chance to try it. OK, now for why I couldn't give it higher stars. The restrooms are just passable. The shower had quite a bit of mold and did not drain at all, to the point I thought it would flood the entire bath area before I was finished. The A/C also was minimal making it pretty warm in there. Also, when we checked in, someone escorted us to our site (via a golf cart) which was nice. However, when we backed our trailer in and hooked up to the electric, the breaker on the 30 amp tripped 3 times in 10 minutes. I tried to call the office but it was after 5pm and only got an answering machine where I tried to leave an "urgent" message as prompted but no one ever called. We were about to just move to another site (hoping no one else was due in later) but decided to try a 50-30 amp converter/adapter and that seemed to work thank goodness. I just wonder why they have no emergency type number. And there's no picnic table which is not good. But overall, a nice place to stay! - new FL camper
Jul 2016 - $28.00
We stayed in Spot 14, The owners are on site. The park is clean. The owners are real friendly people. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is quiet and out of the way, and an hour or two from the amusement parks or the beaches. I highly recommend this campground if Quiet and Serene is what your looking for.
Oh, and the Cable TV worked awesome for our entire stay. The bathrooms and laundry facilities are clean and well kept. The water pressure in the showers is awesome: "like getting a massage every morning." We will stay here again. - Jack Mac Innes
Jun 2015 - $28.00
Don't waste your time. Have stayed several times since 2012. Has gone downhill drastically. Owners should sell or shut down. Yes, that bad. She was constantly complaining about being broke, and was bad mouthing full time tenants. He is just plain nasty & miserable. Bad interior roads, very unkept grass, & some pets were loose. There was even a skinny lady walking around asking for us for pot. No wifi, poor cable, wash machines still broke from last time we were there, dryer took 3x to dry...you get the idea. Felt unsafe. Neighborhood is trashy. The good, restrooms clean. We will not return. Traveling in a fifth wheel. - Lunchy
Feb 2012 - $24.00
Visit the park website for directions as one of the possible routes in has an extremely bad stretch of road. The park offers level grass sites, quiet, good utilities including cable, and very nice restrooms. AT&T phone and data service is very weak. Wi-Fi isn’t offered but an outdoor DSL cable is available at a shaded picnic table. - never settled
Apr 2014 - $19.00
This is a beautiful park. The springs is a local swimming hole, very busy on weekends. There are 3 loops in the campground. Most of the sites are shaded and very large with a good amount of space between. The Fern is for tents only, with dirt road and no set tent pads. The Sandpine has more vegetation separating the sites. I prefer the Tropical Loop which is an easy walk to the springs and nature trail. Your neighbor may be visable but is a good distance away. There are several pull-through sites. A few sites are in full sun during the day, but most are under large trees. You can hear traffic on Hwy 40 at night but it isn't that loud to wake you up. Bathrooms were kept very clean even on the weekend. Showers have a push button which automatically turns off after a couple of minutes. I would give it a 9 or 10 if they had electrical hook ups. The Juniper Canoe Run is 7 miles, narrow and shallow in most places. Toward the end it is more open and sunny. They say it is not for beginners as there are lots of fallen trees in the water, curves, a constant current and one small area of rapids. They check coolers for disposal bottles and alcohol. They will send you back if you have these. They have a shuttle service to take you back at the end of the canoe run but you must register and pay at the store in advance. We also stayed at Alexander Springs but I prefer Juniper Springs. - On the Road again 11
May 2011 - $20.00
We love to come here because it is close to home. The spring itself is so refreshing and beautiful. The sites are always clean and the operators are very friendly. - jenny_roberts75
Mar 2011 - $20.00
For looks and quiet this place is a 10. But we were very disappointed that the concessionaire at the gate does not recognize the "access pass" we have. This is the first USFS facility that did not honor this. Good cell service, had to set the direct TV out and about to shoot thru the trees and the motosat no way. But again very peaceful and serene. - idahojoat
Mar 2012 - $14.00
This park is part of the Ocala National Forest through recreation.gov. It's rustic and quiet and each site is quite private with heavy vegetation between sites. The restrooms are clean and showers are hot. Water spigots are conveniently placed between each campsite at the road. Nice dish washing pantry at the bath house. Camp hosts are extremely nice, stopping to chat or answer questions. Bear/raccoon proof trash containers are everywhere. Dirt sites and interior roads however that didn't deter our group on Touring motorcycles. Great riding in the area and stores are up the road. A firewood vendor up the road delivered firewood to our site for a couple bucks. We had a great time with 18 people and 12 bikes all tenting. There was a beach and a lake, very clean and nice. Sites all had lantern hangers, metal lattice picnic tables, fire rings and shade trees. We'd stay again, it's quiet and back to nature. - Full-timers
Feb 2009 - $12.00
This is rustic camping at it's finest! This is a first come, first serve national forest park. Two great hosts greeted us at the gate. There are security codes for the gate after hours, and security codes for the nice neat clean bathrooms too. Well-spaced out sites with plenty of palmetto bushes, tall live oaks, dripping Spanish moss and quiet surroundings make this quite a tranquil experience. Each site has a huge picnic table of a plastic coated grid mesh that we have never seen before. Each site also has a built in charcoal grill, fire ring, and tall lantern hook. We are still camped here as I write this. Air card internet via Sprint allows me to access the net from this remote location. We were only going to stay the weekend, but we decided to stay 2 or 3 more days! Our folks are camping in the next site for only $6 a night, with Golden Age passport. There is a dump station and also water spigots placed all over the park, usually within hose distance to most sites to fill your camper up again if needed (don't leave your hose hooked up all the while, that is not fair to the other campers) Some sites are pull through, others are short and better for tents. We are here with 2 big diesel rigs 40-footers. The two friendly hosts are busy all the time, cleaning, picking up stuff, chatting with folks and answering questions. Nice beach with fenced off swimming area for gator protection. Bear-proof trash containers spaced all through the park at convenient places, not just at the entrance. Our friends are coming to join us tomorrow on the next site, and we might just stay a few more days. - kareninthewoods
Ocala, Florida (map) | (352) 236-7148
Sites: 69 | Latest Rate: $12.00 | 61 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $12.00
We have stayed here before and always enjoy returning because of the beautiful setting and of course, the Silver River with all it's beauty and activities. Park was still under construction for sewer installation at some sites which prevented reservations in advance but we had no difficulty obtaining a walk up site for a 12 day stay. Park was sparsely populated for the most part with a few more campers showing up on weekends. Many over the air digital TV signals available, cell coverage is very good also. No W-Fi in the park but our MiFi card worked fine here. - Bob & Stephanie
May 2016 - $12.00
We stayed for 6 nights. The RV park is about 2 miles away from the Silver Springs main entrance. The rangers and work campers are all very nice. The only negative things about our stay were THE TICKS!!! The park is infested with them! The rangers should warn people about them, as they can carry Lyme disease! My wife burned one off my back and I forgot one day to spray OFF on my legs and socks and pulled 4 off me in like 10 min. You must spray your legs and socks with OFF to keep them away! Also we wanted to go on a guided hike with a ranger they advertised on Sat. We showed up at 8 AM but no ranger and no hike! You should have a filter for your drinking water as it has a strange taste without it. It is a good place for day trips to other attractions in the area. Lots of stores near by. We felt safe and never had any problems other than those 2 things. 30% of the sites now have full hook ups. The rest are water and electric only. - RV Dreamer
Feb 2016 - $25.00
The state is making massive improvements to the park and it will undoubtedly be the top park in FL soon. We stayed in a handicapped site with a paved path to the bathrooms. The shower had 2 heat lamps, 2 shower heads (one handheld, the other fixed), a nice bench and handrails. It's the nicest handicap restroom/shower I've seen in a campground. There was also a nice sink for doing dishes. Tons of trails around the park. Sewer hookups are being installed. The sites are gigantic and very private!!! Currently the sites are first come first serve for reservations, but there were many empty sites. A controlled burn was done near the Sharps Ferry sites so the sites should look great by summer. - WallowaWolverine