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As a member, you’ll help support one of the most unique and exceptional places on the face of the earth. Silver Springs is the largest artesian spring in the world, sending up more than 500 million gallons of water each day. The Silver River flows out of the springs. It is a 5-mile long paradise of crystal clear water and the virgin forest that supports a rich variety of wildlife, including many species of birds, fish, alligators, manatees, and even troops of wild monkeys. 

The springs have attracted life for thousands of years, from the Columbian mammoths and indigenous Timucua people to Spanish invaders to the iconic Paradise Park that brought together African Americans during the time of segregation to modern people from all around the world. 

Harriett Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, visited the springs in the 1870s and described the Silver River environment: “There is nothing on earth comparable to it.”

Volunteering at the Park is an opportunity to contribute to something truly special and distinctively valuable. It’s an opportunity to make a difference, to leave things better than before.  


Please join us today to help support your Silver Springs State Park!

12 free admissions into the park each year

10% discount on Silver Springs State Park's world famous Glass Bottom Boat Tours,

gift shop, Springside Restaurant, Paradise Treat Shop, paddle board, kayak, and canoe rentals

invitations to special CSO events and volunteer appreciation days

a membership card 

and regular email updates

Most importantly, you will know you are supporting this natural treasure, and getting involved in a community of like-minded individuals.

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Friends of Silver Springs State Park

1425 NE 58th Ave

Ocala, FL 34470

About us

Friends of Silver Springs State Park is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), a non-profit volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing Silver Springs State Park. We support Silver Springs State Park by providing volunteers, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects.

Become a member

Check out our Membership Page and join the Friends of Silver Springs State Park in its mission to enhance and preserve this natural treasure.  Our members meet the 2nd Thursday of most months in the Paradise Ballroom off SR 40.  Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. often featuring a guest speaker.  

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1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34470

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