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Silver River State Park

1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
No Email Address
9 Reviews
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Very large pull thru. Level with a gravel base.

Received from Albert for visit in Jan 2010

Site Number: 2
Stay Again? YES
Our 2nd time camping here. We had site #58 a side PT. Sites are huge compared to other FL state parks. Lots of room to spread out. There are 4 loops. The 1st and 4th have the most PT's. We camped with a group and had plenty of room for everyone to gather. Museum is $2pp (under6 free) and open everyday from 9-5. Plenty of bike/walking trails. Picnic area with pavilions and playground. Each campsite is limestone/gravel with table, bbq grill and fire ring. PT's are 50A, all others are 30A/15A. Double dump station so no line when leaving. Park has a Cracker Village to view, but buildings are not open to go inside. If you want to launch your own canoe or kayak on the river you must carry it about.6 mile to boat launch.I believe there is a public launch about 3 miles away you can drive to. For us this is a winter park as there is no swimming due to gators in the river and no swimming area with lifeguards. Park hosted an astronomy night when we were there but the sky was very cloudy. We would go back again.

Received from for visit in Mar 2008

Site Number: 58
Stay Again? YES
good campground, lg sites & lots of semi-privacy...BUT what IS IT with those swarms of 'camphosts' and their LEAF BLOWERS they use ALL DAY from light to dusk. There is no more irritating machine on the planet than a leaf blower and why oh why must they be in use in a natural area? The peace of the park is simply destroyed all day by these nervous bored people & their loud toys. It's a natural area for godness sake NOT a manicured over 55 trailer park. If you MUST, use rakes and brooms...seperate these swarms of 'hosts' from their motorized leaf blowers and issue rakes!!!!

Received from marcus for visit in Dec 2008

Site Number: 00
Stay Again? NO
We had site #43 Fort King loop. Our site was huge as our most sites in this park are. Bathhouses were newer and very nice. Camping area a long way from the center of the park, we used our bikes a lot. 5 picnic pavilions, museum of a reconstructed Cracker village, a natural and cultural museum $3 pp. 10 cabins in separate loop, 5 walking trails. We biked the river trail which overlooks the Silver River. Pets are allowed. The weekend we camped there was a Pow Wow which was very educational for our dd. All sites have a stone pad, BBQ grill, picnic table, and fire ring. Sites were very deep. You can canoe/kayak the silver River but you need your own canoe or use an outside vendor.

Received from for visit in Oct 2008

Site Number: 43
Stay Again? YES
Have been to this campground many, many times. Staff is extremely friendly, sites are large and kept neat. Definitely 'big rig' friendly. This park is one of the best state parks in Florida. Should you stay at this park you might want to set time aside to visit their museum located right in the park. It is impressive. (The only thing that could make this park better would be a place to swim.) However, there is a water park located within a 5 minute drive. Great campground!

Received from Lori for visit in Jun 2007

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This is the nicest state park we've ever stayed at. The sites were huge!!!! The rangers were extremely nice and friendly. It's a beautiful park. Can't wait to go back.

Received from Idania for visit in Mar 2006

Site Number: 47
Stay Again? YES
We've camped at this park three times so far and love it. The sites are large graveled and plenty of shade trees on most sites, however some are in total sun. Bath houses are some of the best we've seen, with heat lamps in shower stalls. There is hiking and bike paths through wooded areas with plenty of shade. Great little Florida Cracker town for history buffs, and a museum (which I have not been in yet). Staff is friendly. My only complaint about this park is there is no way to get your canoe/kayak to the river except to carry it over about mile (might be shorter, but seemed long and hard). There is a nice dock at the river to launch your kayak and the river is so clean and full of wild life, such as alligators, many birds and even monkeys. You can kayak all the way to Silver Springs. You can drive up the road about 4 miles and for a small fee put your boat/kayak/canoe in, which is what we do now. Eventually we were told there will be a vehicle to place your kayaks on and it will drive them to the launch at the campground. There are very nice cabins that I had the pleasure to tour, with wrap around screen porches, the best I've seen at any state park.

Received from Sherri for visit in Feb 2006

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This is a newer SP. Bathrooms: new, plenty of toliets and showers, fans, washer/dryer and large sink. Sites: sand/shell gravel, nicely maintained, fire pit/picnic tables, water and electric. Some sites have shade but not all. Other: close to shopping, on site access to fresh water springs, close to Silver Springs park.

Received from Christi for visit in Sep 2002

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Nice HUGE gravel sites. Several hiking trails, museum, Fire rings, picnic tables, cracker house village replica, super clean bath houses. VERY quiet - we were in our popup, but most were in the big rigs and we never saw them come out. I don't call that camping! We loved how peaceful it was.

Received from Cindy for visit in Feb 2006

Site Number: 33
Stay Again? YES

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