The park is open until 5:30pm. 30 Minute Glass Bottom Boat Tours run until 4pm daily- Online Reservations Available! Last Paddling rental is at 3pm daily- all rental boats are due back by 4pm. Come visit our new Retail Kiosk and pick up a souvenir t-shirt, magnet or sticker! The Lundy Building is closed for renovation, but you can still grab a quick bite at the Springside Cafe Food Trailer. The Chief Potackee, our wheelchair accessible boat, is currently down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Almost 5,000 acres of varying habitats provide a wonderful home for many different species of mammals, reptiles, fish and birds. Hike or paddle the park and see what you find!
Frequent sightings in the uplands include armadillo, deer, turkey, fox, Sherman fox squirrel and gopher tortoise. Less frequently seen are coyote, bobcat and Florida black bear. The river is home to alligators, turtles, manatees and many species of fish. Bird life is plentiful! Silver Springs is the home to a significant population of limpkin, and many other aquatic and woodland birds.