Parks are now
toll free, at
RIVER STATE PARK
Silver River State Park is one of the most recent acquisitions in Florida's
State Park system. The park has over 5,000 acres containing 14 distinct
plant communities, nearly 20 miles of river frontage and many springs.
Silver Springs, a nearby attraction, is the headwater of Silver River
that flows into the Oklawaha River on its way to the St. Johns River.
Primitive Youth Group camping is available for groups, and overnight camping
with water and electricity and ten rental cabins are available. For complete
details and reservations please contact the park office at (352) 236-7148.
The "River Trail"
is 3/4 mile in length and leads from the parking area to the Silver River.
This trail offers an excellent view of the river. Be sure to bring your
Bring your camera to capture the scenery along
the nature trails.
Hole Trail" is a combination of 3 trails totaling 3 1/2 miles.
It will take you through mixed forest, hardwood hammock, scrub and sand
hill communities. You will find interpretive signs along the trail to
help you enjoy your Real Florida. There are benches and picnic tables
for you convenience.
"Silver River Museum
& Education Center and Cracker Village" is part of the Marion
County School System. This is a partnership between the Florida Park Service
and Marion County schools to provide hands on environmental studies. These
facilities are open to the public on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m.
till 5:00 p.m..
A sampling of 12,000 years of Indian culture is on
display in the Museum
EVENTS & DEMONSTRATIONS
"Ocali Cracker Country Day" is held on the second weekend of
November. Demonstrations and activities available are: quilting, folk
tales, black-smithing, hay rides, antique engines, museum tours, antique
automobiles, pony rides, Indian camp, native American crafts, confederate
encampment, woodcarving and nature trail walks to name a few. There will
also be a Civil War re-enactment of the Marshall Plantation Raid in the
afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3.00 per person age
6 and up. For further information call (352) 236-7148.
The Civil War re-enactment
has been canceled.
River State Park is located 1 mile south of SR 40 on C-35 east of
Silver River State
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34470
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