Meet at Juniper Springs, 26701 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL. No kayak rentals available. This is a 7-mile paddle which is not for beginners as it twists and is very narrow. However, it is one of the prettiest in Florida. Starting at the canoe ramp, the upper spring run is crystal-clear and less than one foot deep with a white sand bottom. Palmetto, palms, oak and cypress form a canopy over the small creek, which is appreciated on hot summer days. About two miles downstream, the run enters Juniper Prairie Wilderness, a sanctuary for wildlife and those seeking to get far away from the urban world. Nothing disposable allowed on the river and coolers WILL be searched on the dock. There is a $5.00 per person entrance and $12.00 launch/shuttle fee. Bring lunch, hat, and lots of water.
Public is invited. Strenuous
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