We visited Silver Glen Spring during a vacation in north-central Florida. We originally planned to go to Salt Springs about 10 miles from Silver Glen, but when the staff at the gate saw we had 2 small children with us, they recommended SIlver Glen because Salt Springs did not have a shallow entry to the spring. We were thrilled with Silver Glen! It looks like a lagoon you would see on Gilligan's Island.... clear blue water, lots of big fish, great snorkeling. During our trip, we visited 5 springs, and this was by far our favorite. The entry to the spring is very shallow and there are some shady spots from the trees bordering the spring. The swimming area is wide and for the most part, under 4 ft. deep except for just over the water source, so kids have plenty of room to splash and play. The only drawback was that the floor of the spring consisted mainly of shells in many parts, which hurt little feet, so water-shoes are recommended for smaller children. Staff was friendly, the park was clean. There were some hiking trails too. No playground, but the kids were busy enough in the water. A concession stand sells snacks and water toys.Toilets were unfortunately just port-a-potties.
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