This park has more than 10 distinct natural communities, dozens of springs, and miles of beautiful trails. The park is home to a pioneer cracker village and the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. The center is operated by the Marion County School District in cooperation with the park and is open to the public on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00. p.m. Admission to the Museum is $2.00 per person. Children under 6 are free.

hiking
29 days ago

Good out and back train. I saw a HUGE owl during the day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Looks like the Swamp and River Trails are combined here. They're both great.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great out and back trail that will bring you from the campground/museum area to the headwaters of the Silver River. Some of the trail is shaded but at least half of the trail had no tree cover so you are hiking in the full Florida sun. The trail is mostly hardpacked with some of the trail being soft sand.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice walk on mostly hard pack trail with some sections being loose sand. Lots of wildlife spotted and signs of wild Boar so be on the look out.

Beautiful took the river trail its short and easy. Very scenic with the river along the way at few areas. The day was picture perfect.

horseback riding
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike. One of the best views is the overlook at the crystal clear Silver river. Great spot to watch for alligators, fish and birds.

hiking
9 months ago

the swamp trail is the best of the river trails

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Cool trail. Rattlesnake on the trail scared the shit out of me!