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I did it 4 months pregnant!

If you are reading these 1 star reviews and getting scared. Don't be...it honestly want that bad... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Sarah J
via mobile
Beautiful native Florida

Love this paddle. It could be about 30 minutes shorter, though. Challenging for beginners. They... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Pam J
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Creek in the Ocala National Forest popular for canoeing and swimming.
Silver Springs, FL
+1 352-625-2808
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to leave a review for a long time. There are some very dangerous elements of this including GATORS. A 12-13 ft. one had definitely lost it’s fear of man as it laid on the side and people got very close to...More

Thank SarahinJax
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Only went for the kayak experience, is about 4 hours along the spring in the middle of the forest, beautiful views, a lot of pictures opportunities. Great experience

Thank alejoangulo
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was quiet and picturesque. We enjoyed a nature walk by the stream from the spring and were invigorated by a refreshing dip in the cold spring. Staff courteous and friendly.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

First of all I would like to start out this review by saying that my husband and myself are by far very experienced kayakers. When I saw this River I turned to my husband and told him about it and said I think we are...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

If you are reading these 1 star reviews and getting scared. Don't be...it honestly want that bad. The worst it got was we had to climb over a tree limb while the canoe went under. I did it pregnant!! I would however suggest a kayak....More

1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I've been a florida boy all my life. I've canoed and kayaked Juniper run many times over the years. Including starting down stream and paddling up. This is Florida at it's best. Don't blame others for your inexperienced difficulties. With all the internet highway information...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Love this paddle. It could be about 30 minutes shorter, though. Challenging for beginners. They are serious about no food wrappers, plastic bottles, etc...be a lamb and help keep this waterway pristine.

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I paddled the run twice with family members this visit - didn’t swim in the spring. The stream is shaded and narrow for most of the 8 miles to the take out (also well maintained). The water is clear and cool. It’s a forgiving stream...More

Thank Redwolf_Journeys
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This river is crystal clear, shallow, and narrow. It requires lots of steering within tight foliage. The river has a nice launch and parking area. It gets lots of traffic.

Thank nlskinner
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I can't tell you how much my family and I loved this run. Sure there are twist and turns, but all manageable. I had my 16 and 12 year old boys with us, (who only usually kayak with us maybe twice a year), and they...More

Thank jenlen4
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8 August 2018|
Response from Redwolf_Journeys | Reviewed this property |
Not a loop. You can pay to have them pick you up at the take out, or you can use two vehicles - leave one at the drop off point, and the other at the start.
Mary M
26 July 2018|
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Response from Ashley0202 | Reviewed this property |
8 February 2015|
Response from TammySSB |
Yes. The park rents canies, kayaks and tandem kayaks.