8 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 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
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
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 2011 - $14.00
Very quiet area, although you have to go about 1/2 mile on a dirt road to get to the park (not bad), Large grassy sites for all but some had cement "patios" next to your RV with a picnic table. The bathroom/showers were immaculate. The showers were lukewarm. The owners did turn up the temperature, but the water still wasn't all that hot. But it was warm enough for a shower. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The laundry is clean and reasonable, however, it did take 3 times to get my towels dry (at 75c for 1/2 hour of drying). They do have a clothesline and clothespins by the laundry for the campers to use. There is an internet hookup by the office, but not at the individual sites. There is a clubhouse where the snow birds gather for games and/or cards every night. By the time we left, most of the snow birds were gone and the year round people don't join in. We really enjoyed our stay and would return. - Kani29
Apr 2016 - $17.00
Rate was per night for 1 month. Beautiful, well planned, well maintained RESORT! Our HUGE site was concrete pad for rig and car with grass on rest of site. More than usual green spaces between sites on all sides! Very quiet park surrounded by state forest areas. Convenient to Ocala and every amenity needed. Staff are very efficient and pleasant. Have no negatives about this one! Would definitely stay again and again and again! No need to see before reserving! - 12_ Ontario Canada
Mar 2016 - $19.00
This is a very nice park and well maintained. The sites are large and though the roads are narrow they are fairly easy to navigate. The recreation room, club house, fitness center, shower house are all very nice and we used them a lot. There is a nice little restaurant on the property and the LP fill station is handy and reasonably priced. Most monthly sites had concrete pads to park on and the more transient sites had blacktop pull throughs.
The best thing about this park is its location, right on the Ocalawaha (sp) River. We put our Kayak in at Silver Springs and paddled the 5.6 miles right to the camp ground several times. Excellent river trip with lots of wildlife to view.
This park does have one major flaw. They have divided the park into three sections creating a bit of a class system. The park model section and the class "A" section had heated swimming pools but the transient section where we stayed the pool was broke for all but one week of our stay and even after they fixed it we found out it was not heated. Each section had its own club house and activities segregating each section.
Would rate this park higher except for the segregated feeling we got. We would stay here again. - digger2280
Jan 2016 - $42.00
We stayed in their motor coach only, Preserve Estates area. The sites there were very large with established grass (that our dogs loved) and a large back in paved site. Many of the sites were owner developed with beautiful landscaping. We chose the location due to its proximity to Silver Springs SP, but would stay again due to the care taken at the sites and all the facilities on-site. - L Campbell