Silver River State Park
The Silver River State Park is located six miles by road and three miles by river from the Wilderness RV Park. The Silver River State Park is almost 5,000 acres of Florida wilderness. The park has fifteen miles of hiking and biking trails and a playground for children. The Silver River Museum is on the park grounds and is open on the weekend to the public.
The Silver River State Park provides access to the crystal clear, spring fed Silver River. The Silver River winds four and a half miles through pristine wilderness. Cypress trees, Spanish moss frame the beautiful center of Florida.
Wildlife abounds along the Silver River. Otters, bears, bobcats, boars, racoons, alligators, and birds galore have been spotted in the Silver River State Park. The Silver River State Park's hiking, biking or equestrian trails offer numerous opportunities to see Florida's native species.
Silver River State Park also offers the opportunity to see Florida's only wild monkeys. These monkey's were reputed to have been left over from the six Tarzan movies shot in Silver Springs between 1932 and 1942. In reality the rhesus monkeys were released by Colonel Tooey on an island in the middle of the river as an attraction for his river boat tour. He quickly learned that monkeys could swim. Now the Silver River State Park is home to the largest population of wild Rhesus Monkeys in the Unites States.
SILVER RIVER STATE PARK