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

Sunday February 7th, 2016

Good morning. Due to the heavy rains from yesterday launch in closed today. We anticipate launch being open tomorrow barring any further rainfall. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday January 28th, 2016

Good Morning. Launch is now open. Do be advised that the water level may still be high in some places and to watch the low lying obstacles. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Good Morning. Due to the heavy rain we received last night and the continued rain expected today we have closed launch. Launch may be closed tomorrow depending on rain fall and water levels so please do call before you head out. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday January 3rd, 2016

Good morning! Due to the heavy rains last night and the rains today the canoe launch is closed. It may be closed tomorrow as well so do call before coming to Juniper. Thank you and Happy New Year everyone!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday November 26th, 2015

Juniper Run has been named one of the fourteen best places to canoe and kayak on the National Forests in the country!!!! Special thanks to all of you who help us keep the run clean, prestine and free of trash!! You rock!! For all of you who haven't been down-come see what all the fess is about!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Hello Everyone! It's almost Thanksgiving! The campground is very busy with happy campers preparing for the big day. Just a few reminders - please no turkey fryers (unless they are the infrared kind or do not have an oil component to the process). Please make sure to throw all your turkey parts and garbage in the dumpsters as soon as possilbe. PLEASE DO NOT dump oil or any food items on the ground. If you need an extra trash bag or two please don't hesitate to ask the staff they'll gladly provide you with extras. This just keeps the bears away for turkey day. We do still have bears roaming in Juniper so let's all be safe and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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.)