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Monday, May 26, 2008

Out into the wild

Published 05/25/08
Juniper Springs Run is a writhing snake of crystalline water. It carves its track through some of Florida's most exotic wilderness. It's as wild as a water moccasin, though not deadly. But, like a snake, Juniper Springs Run can bite you if you aren't prepared to play by its rules.

Juniper Springs State Park is located about 40 miles south of Palatka, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest.

The headwaters of the Run are a beautiful second magnitude spring with two main boils and an old mill house that used to harness the spring run to generate electricity. It's a beautiful swimming hole. Camping is available, and there's a small store with food and bathrooms. There also are picnic facilities and a small museum. Canoe rentals are available with a take-out service.

More info:
Contact Phone Number (352) 625-3147

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