Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area Vehicle Reservations

National Forests in Florida

Located on the western shore of Lake George, the 7 acre Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area is located on the eastern edge of the Ocala National Forest off State Road 19 approximately 6 miles north of the intersection of State Roads 40 and 19. The area, privately developed, has been under USDA Forest Service administration since 1990. The spring releases 65 million gallons of fresh water per day and a lush subtropical forest ecosystem surrounds the spring that is described as the most beautiful spring on the Ocala National Forest. It is here where Jody, from the book “The Yearling” fell asleep watching the hypnotic action of the “flutter mill” that he had built in the water. There are no overnight camping facilities. Snorkeling is permitted but no scuba diving is allowed. This location is a seasonal sanctuary for manatees, due to its constantly 72-degree water temperatures. Dangerous wildlife such as bears, hogs, and venomous snakes frequent the area. Timed 1-Day Personal Vehicle Reservation tickets will be required on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays between and including Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Amenities include a walk-up store with snacks, beverages, and souvenirs, portable toilets, changing area, picnic tables, grills, bear-proof storage, and a canoe/kayak/SUP launch area.

Need to Know

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1-Day Personal Vehicle Reservation for Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area will become available 14 days in advance of the entry date at 10a.m. ET.

Changes and Cancellations

● Cancellations must be made up to 48 hours in advance of the entry time for refund minus $2 processing fee. Refunds must be processed through
● No refunds for no shows, weather, or cancellations less than 48 hours in advance.
● Once printed, the ticket is considered issued, and modifications or cancellations will no longer be allowed.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

5271 FL-19 Salt Springs FL 32134

Available Tickets

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