Friday hike at Riverside Island Tract, north of Juniper Springs. Meet at 1 p.m. at Delancy Campgrounds, on the west side of the lake.
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/TjrM7BSakTw
Riverside Island info: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/southern/RiversideIsland/index.shtml
On Saturday morning we will take the Florida National Scenic Trail, which passes through the camping area. Meet at the Juniper Springs campground at 9 a.m.
The group will decide what trail to take on Sunday morning.
Juniper Springs Recreation Area information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recarea/?recid=34064
Each camping space can accommodate up to 5 people, with two cars, and two tents or a tent and a small RV. Sites are available directly from Recreation.gov (link below).
More information about the campground from Recreation.gov: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/juniper-springs-rec-area/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74036
Our chapter's insurance does not cover water activities, so we are not planning a group canoe trip. However, canoes available for those that wish to plan their own trip. To rent a canoe, call (352)[masked]
The facility is divided into a day use area and campground. Campsites are arranged into three loops near the creek and springs. All sites are shaded and equipped with a picnic table, grill, campfire ring, lantern post and space for tents. There are no sites with full hookups: CAMPSITES DO NOT HAVE WATER OR ELECTRICITY. Amenities include hot showers, flush toilets and dump station.
A convenience store with camping supplies, beach supplies, food, drinks and ice cream is nearby. Restaurants, shopping and gas are just 10 miles from campground.