Silver Springs State Park RV & Campground Guide


One of the largest artesian springs ever discovered, it’s no wonder Silver Springs was Florida’s first tourist attraction. Take a glass-bottom boat tour, or kayak and canoe your way through the springs. The park is also the gateway to the Ocala National Forest, and it’s teaming with wildlife, birds, fish, and a variety of plants.

The weather in the area is pleasant but can be humid. The annual average high temperature in summer is around 87F, though it can get hotter, and lows can hit 58F. The temperature at the park averages 71F and the park gets a total of 51 inches of rainfall every year. The best time to visit the park is in the spring and fall.

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Spring 76 F - 86 F
Summer 90 F - 93 F
Fall 78 F - 90 F
Winter 72 F - 73 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Silver Springs State Park

There is RV camping available at the park, with modern restrooms with flush toilets and showers. If you decide to RV camp, you can rent one from RVshare.com, where you’ll find a variety of options - one is sure to be perfect for you and your family. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you with your RV trip. You can rent an RV near your home and head to the park on a road trip, or if you’d prefer, you can fly nearer to your destination and rent an RV there. Along with camping right inside the park, you can try one of these nearby campgrounds.

Lake Waldena Resort

In the Ocala National Forest, along the shores of Lake Waldena, you can RV camp and head to the beach, go boating, go fishing, or head out for some sightseeing. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, dog wash station, playground, beach and swimming area

Wilderness RV Resort

Along the shore of the Ocklawaha River in Silver Springs, Florida, the Wilderness RV Resort is wooded and secluded.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, private fishing pond, pool & hot tub

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What to Do at
Silver Springs State Park

Inside Silver Springs State Park

One of the most popular activities at Silver Springs is the glass bottom boat tours. Take a ride, and see through the crystal clear water to a glimpse of the aquatic life that thrives underneath. 

There are other things to do in the park as well:

Kayaking and paddling: Explore the area by paddling the Silver River and Fort King waterway in a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. You can even rent clear bottom kayaks for a unique experience. 

Hiking: There are many places to hike and wander through the park. You can hike on your own, or join rangers for a variety of tours, including a Garden Tour in the park.

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How to Get to
Silver Springs State Park

The park is situated between Orlando and Gainesville, which makes it a great place to visit while checking out other Florida attractions as well. The main entrance is on State Road 40, east of Ocala. The camping entrance is on State Road 35 (Baseline Rd.), south of State Road 40.

Entering Silver Springs State Park

There is an entrance fee of $2 per person. 

Visiting Silver Springs State Park is a wonderful way to experience the crystal clear waters of these special Florida springs. There are so many activities and ways to learn about the history and ecology of the area.  While you’re on your trip, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Silver Springs State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Silver Springs State Park?

Many people feel that the best time to visit Silver Springs State Park is from December through February when the temperatures are moderate. Wildlife in the park, including the monkeys, will likely be more active during this time of year.

What is the climate of Silver Springs State Park?

The average daytime high in the summer at Silver Springs State Park is 92 degrees, and it can be very humid. Many people prefer to go to this location in the winter when daytime temperatures reach about 81 degrees.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Silver Springs State Park?

Silver Springs State Park is home to armadillos, deer, turkeys, fox, Sherman fox squirrels, and gopher tortoises. While on the glass-bottom boat tour, you may see alligators, turtles, manatees, and many fish species.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Silver Springs State Park?

There are 59 camping spots spread around two loops at Silver Springs State Park. Some spots can accommodate trailers up to 50 feet long. Each site has water and electricity, and there is a dump station.

Are pets allowed at Silver Springs State Park?

Pets are allowed at Silver Springs State Park in the campground, on the hiking trails, and in the picnic areas. Pets are not permitted at the two restaurants and most water activities.