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Ocala Forest

The Ocala National Forest is a paddler’s paradise with about 600 lakes and ponds, several streams and two rivers. Three popular paddling trails are springfed. As a result, they usually run crystal clear.

Florida Cities: Ocala, Silver Springs, Belleview

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7 Locations in Ocala Forest
LocationRatingViewsPostsUpdated
Alexander Springsrating3037110/11/2014
Dead Riverrating313615/16/2010
Eaton Creek Trail-2215012/11/2008
Juniper Springs-2911211/30/2010
Lake Norrisrating193911/16/2011
Salt Springs / Salt Riverrating6025110/14/2014
Silver Riverrating1620111/22/2013


This is Segment 30, Region N. The Ocala National Forest is a paddler's paradise with about 600 lakes and ponds, several streams and two rivers. Three popular paddling trails are springfed. As a result, they usually run clear. Juniper Creek is narrow and canopied by cypress, palms and other trees. Alexander Creek alternates from being a narrow, twisting waterway to a broad, slow moving creek. Salt Springs Run flows several miles before spilling into Lake George.

Juniper Creek: 7 miles

Alexander Springs Creek: 7 miles

Salt Springs Run: 5 miles


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