The Friends of Silver Springs State Park

Citizen Support Organization - celebrating our 10th year in 2015!

Friends Special Events

Park Adventure Drawing of Chance
Begins July 1 - Drawing November 18, 2017

Three Grand Prize Packages!

  • Fuji Mountain Bike and accessories
  • Pelican Trailblazer Kayak and accessories
  • Coleman River Gorge 4 Person Tent and camping gear

Tickets will be offered weekends at Silver Springs State Park beginning July 1, 2017.  Suggested Donation: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. All money raised helps to support projects and services in Silver Springs State Park
Critter Trail 5K
November 18, 2017

A fun day at Silver Springs State park for the whole family. Our 5k Run last year was a huge success. Mark you calendars for November 18 and join us for another great 5k run. 

February TBA, 2018

Annual fund raiser begins with a Nature Walk at 8:00 AM, followed by an awesome, freshly cooked pancake and sausage breakfast. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. 3 years and younger free. Save the date Feb ??, walk starts 8:00 am, breakfast 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Silver Springs State Park Special Events

February TBA, 201\8

Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges.  Public dates are February 20-21.

An awesome time for all.

Ocali Days
November 11 - 12, 2017

This popular fall festival is the annual fundraising event for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Educational Center run by the Marion County School Board. Experience old time music, storytellers and historical re-enactors portraying life on a late 1800's Marion County farmstead.