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SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK

TRAILS AND TAILS

sunny 88 °F

There are a couple of hiking trails that we love where the campground is. The Swamp trail, a 2 mi. Hike through hammocks with a long Boardwalk through the swamp. At the end of the trail, a scenic river emerges, which produces 518 gal. Of fresh spring water daily...no wonder is so clear! The River Walk is an easy 1.2 miles hike which takes you to right to the river where kayaks are launched.

Scenic Swamp Trail
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The river trail leads to kayak launch. John wishes he brought his kayak
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At the main park where all the tourist attractions are, there's a long scenic walk along the river where you see the glass bottom boats, monkeys and wildlife across the way.

Good misty day to read about the history of the park, where Tarzan, The Yearling
Creature from the Black Lagoon, Sea Hunt, and other classics are filmed here.
Also, ghosts are said to roam the grounds.
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Near our campsite, John found his love, Clare. She is a beautiful black and white Blue Healer cattle dog that looks like our beloved Patch. Clare is so lovable and appreciates attention. Her parents sold their home in Indiana and now lives in their RV year round. We were told they had wanted a rescue cattle dog, but was not allowed because they don't have a permanent home. But lucky for them, a farmer was selling Blue Healer puppies for $100. Most of the time you would have to pay $1500 for this breed.

Clare remind us so much of Patch
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Right now it's 7pm just finished a workout at the gym and it's raining ☔️ cats and dogs 🐶, too early to go back to the tent ⛺️ so what the heck do we do? It just happens next door to Planet Fitness is an Irish 🍀 Tavern called "Cup O' The Irish"...how weird is that? It's in Irish name only because they have this guy in a trucker hat singing hard core country and bluegrass music 🎶.Here I sit drinking a peanut 🥜 protein shake wishing for better music 🎶 what a funny night we have here. At this point I hope the rain ☔️ keeps up all night because there is nothing better than a dry tent ⛺️ And a heavy rain for a great night sleep 😴.

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Posted by Bananawind2016 15:53 Archived in USA

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