Silver River State Park

Ocala, Florida

Contact Information
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, 34470
(352) 236-7148


Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
Silver River State Park is located east of Ocala, 1 mile south of S.R. 40 on S.R. 35.

Hours of Operation

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Silver River State Park is one of the latest acquisitions in he Florida state park system. The park has more than 5,000 acres containing 14 distinct natural communities, dozens of springs, and miles of beautiful trails.

Park Activities

Bicycling, Cabins, Full Camping, Group Camping, Youth Camping, Canoeing, Nature Trails, and Visitor Center

Silver Rivers offers ten new cabins that will sleep a maximum of six people each. Each cabin has a full dining area, two bedrooms, one bath, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, gas fireplace, heating and air-conditioning, screened porch, dishes, pots & pans, silverware, linen, towels, picnic tables and rockers on the porch. All you need is food and your personal items.

Full Facility Camping
Fort King & Sharpes Ferry Camping Areas
Come and enjoy our new 59 site campground. All our sites are very spacious and can easily handle any size camping unit you may have. As well as being very spacious, each site offers water and electric hook-ups with 30 amp service and 6 sites with 50 amp service. Also available is a separate dump station for holding tanks.

The Silver River is one of the most beautiful and peaceful rivers you will ever paddle. With two launching points, it’s up to you how much of a work out you will get from your ride. The most popular launching point is from Ray’s Wayside Boat Basin at the western foot of the Ocklawaha bridge on State highway 40. The other option is to launch from the end of our River Trail. This does require you to carry your vessel .6 miles from the parking lot to the River.

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