Welcome to Juniper Springs Recreation Area!

Juniper Springs Recreation Area
 

Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located between Ocala and Ormond Beach along SR 40, this complex of swimming and […]

 
 
 
Millhouse
 

Millhouse

Perhaps the nation’s most unique reminder of the ingenuity of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the historic millhouse at Juniper Springs is a favorite of history buffs and photographers. The organization became known by its initials, CCC, and […]

 
 
 
Sweetwater Cabin
 

Sweetwater Cabin

This cabin is so popular we have to hold a lottery each year for reservation dates.  It is a great way to get away from it all, and has its own spring, swimming area, and canoes. The […]

 
 
 
 
Rates
 

Rates

 The Juniper Campground has 78 camp sites. Rates for campsites: $21.00 + tax per night Rates for Day-use visitors: $5.00 + tax per person Rates for canoe rentals: $35.00 + tax (incl. shuttle transport) Also […]

 
 
 
Recreation & Canoeing
 

Recreation & Canoeing

A barrier-free self-guided interpretive trail paralleling the spring outflows of Juniper Run and Fern Hammock Run provides information on the semi-tropical vegetation plus beautiful views of the waterways. For hikers looking for a day in the woods, […]

 
 
 
Day Use
 

Day Use

Large parking area for day use. Overnight parking available for backpackers for a fee. Day use activities include picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, paddling, and hiking.  At night, relax in the heart of the forest […]

 
 
 
 
 
 
Map and Directions
 

Map and Directions

Directions: From the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 40, 4.6 miles west on Highway 40. Entrance on north side of Highway 40. [wpgmza id=”1″]

 
 
 

News

Thursday May 26th, 2016

The weather looks great for Memorial Day weekend. So come and bring family and friends, to Juniper Springs. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday May 23rd, 2016

Blue skies, and sunshine. Makes you want to get out of the house and enjoy all the great things to do at Juniper springs. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday May 21st, 2016

Great news! We were able to clear the trees and debris. Launch will be open tomorrow and it's suppose to be a beautiful day!! Come by and see us! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday May 20th, 2016

Launch will be closed tomorrow due to several trees down on the run. It should be open on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great evening! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday May 19th, 2016

It's great weather to bring the family to the springs. Enjoy a stroll down the boardwalk to fern hammock, to see the gator. Or just kick back and relax by the spring. The water is a constant 72 degrees. It will cool you off instantly. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday May 14th, 2016

Good morning. Its a great day for a trip down the run, or enjoy the spring. Please remember no glass, alcohol, or pets on the run or in the day use area. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday May 13th, 2016

Today is a great day for a swim.. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday May 8th, 2016

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Sunday May 8th, 2016

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Sunday May 8th, 2016

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Information

For campground information call: (352) 625-3147
For boat rental information call: (352) 625-2808

For Reservations for camping -
Call: 1-877-444-6777 or
Web site: www.recreation.gov

Dogs are allowed on-leash in the campground but are not allowed on the canoe run, the boardwalk, or in the day use area.

2016 Sweetwater Cabin Lottery Application

 

Getting There

From the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 40, 4.6 miles west on Highway 40. Entrance on north side of Highway 40.

 

Operating Hours

The Recreation Area is open 365 days a year.

Gatehouse hours:
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during daylight savings time
- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside daylight savings time.
(Access is not available from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. due to quiet hours.)