Silver Springs State Park is open seven days a week. Glass Bottom Boat tours and Paddling Adventures canoe and kayak rentals are operating. Federal law now requires all passengers and crew to wear facemasks on Glass Bottom Boat tours. Please note we are not yet offering shuttle service from Ray Wayside Park.
We are taking precautions to help ensure your safe visit, but we need your help. Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times during your visit to the park, and face masks are encouraged (required on Glass Bottom Boat tours). Remember, we’re in this together!
Cape Leisure is committed to operating in an environmentally sound and responsible manner. Cape Leisure strives to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment through the continuous improvement of its Environmental Protection Plan. This is accomplished through the implementation of pollution prevention, waste reduction and energy use reduction measures as well as sustainability strategies such as recycling.
VISITOR SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES
Some ways you as a visitor can help keep our parks sustainable:
Say NO to Plastic
Rather than drinking out of plastic water bottles, bring a reusable water bottles.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Bring reusable bags, utensils, and Tupperware when camping or picnicking. It’s estimated that one million plastic bags are consumed by people per minute!
Recycle! When entering a park or visitor center, ask about what can be recycled and where.
Do NOT Litter!!!
Absolutely do not litter when visiting any park, or outside space in general!
Watch the Wildlife
Focus on filling your memory card or just enjoy the show but resist the urge to feed animals—even the cute ones. We all know that feeding bears can be dangerous, but did you know that simply feeding the chipmunks can be deadly for them? Even if others are feeding the animals remember that you’re doing them a favor by not teaching them humans are sources of food, so they’ll be better prepared to fend for themselves.
Going Beyond “Leave No Trace”
You’ve probably heard the phrase “take only pictures, leave nothing but footprints”. Although this piece of advice is wonderful to keep in mind when visiting natural areas, I think we can do better. Try leaving the park or beach cleaner than it was when you arrived. Challenge yourself to pick up a few pieces of trash or recyclable material while out and about and dispose of them properly.