Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

 

Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

 

Location and Hiking Trail Maps with Nature Viewing Information and Photos

Marion County

Salt Springs, Florida

Entry Fee: $5.50 per person, child and senior discounts

Official Website

Traffic: Moderate

 

Silver Glen Springs in Salt Springs, Florida, offers canoe rentals as well as snorkeling and swimming in some beautifully clear spring waters. We're hear to talk about the hiking, and though the two trails are short, they're worth the price for great views of Lake George and some wonderful wildlife viewing. And why not bring along a swimsuit? After a hike, that water looks mighty inviting!

 

Spring Boils Trail is under a mile long. I took Lake George Trail, a there-and-back jaunt at a little over a mile each way. It's an easy trail, flat with great views of Lake George, the 2nd largest lake in Florida. I spot deer at each visit, plenty of raccoon and squirrels, and there are beer which I have not met. If you like the creepy crawlies and fungus, there are some neat things to spot in that arena as well, including lots of dragonflies in summer and various orb-weaver spiders. Below, you'll find a video of one of those spiny orb weavers building her web.

 

There are crowds at the springs in the summer, so I recommend waiting for a warm day some other time of year if you go for the swimming. The trails seem to never be crowded, so there is a good chance of seeing many animals without them being spooked by people.

 

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Lake George Trail at Silver Glen Springs Map - PDF Trail Map


Interactive Map of Trail at AllTrails

 

Find below pictures and a Google Map.

 

Pay here, store and park entrance

Entrance to Silver Glen Springs with treats and other goodies for sale

 

Lake George facts on a sign

Some facts on Lake George, the second largest lake in Florida

 

View of Lake George from the Trail

Lake George Trail offers several spots to stop and view the lake

 

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

If you find Cyprus knees fascinating, there are plenty to see here!

 

Duckweed

They look like tiny lily pads, but this is duckweed that you find along the shore

 

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

If you like dragonflies, you can spend hours here chasing around many varieties for a picture - butterflies too!

 

Zipper orb weaving spider

A zipper orb weaving spider, noted for its web that looks like a zipper - this variety has  black and white striped legs

 

Spiny orb weaving spider

The spiny orb weaving spider here is black and white, with a skull or smiley face pattern on its spiny abdomen - see video of her below spinning her web

 

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

What appears to be an umbrella-shaped tree is really vines growing from a rotting stump - neat!

 

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

This white conk fungus is sometimes referred to as a tree bracket fungus - cool textures

 

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Palm tree growing from Lake George

 

Squirrel eating an acorn

I know - it's just a squirrel eating an acorn and they are everywhere, but damn it is cute!

 

An abundance of bird calls along the trail

 

Spiny orb weaving spider building its web

 

 

Back to
Live Florida Beauty
Sites for hiking and other outdoor activities with maps and pics from Florida's subtropical forests
Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

 

Home l PDF Résumé l Portfolio l Live Florida Beauty l Mountain Time

 

Follow and Connect

 

Bryan Lindenberger Blogger   BryanBerg.net Facebook   Bryan Lindenberger Instagram   Bryan Lindenberger Google Plus   Bryan Lindenberger LinkedIn


Copyright 2016-2017 Bryan Lindenberger
Contact
Bryan@BryanBerg.net

 

Website design by MK Design House, LLC

 

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida
Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Bryan Lindenberger
Clear spring water for swimming at Silver Glen Springs, Florida

Hiking Trail Map for Silver Glen Springs

Pay here, store and park entrance

Lake George facts on a sign

View of Lake George from the Trail

Cypress knees in Ocala National Forest

Duckweed

Dragonfly on saw palmetto

Zipper orb weaving spider

Spiny orb weaving spider

Vines growing from stump looks like a tree

Salt Springs Run from Observation Deck

Palm tree growing from Lake George

Squirrel eating an acorn

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images