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Silver Lake Recreation Area

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Biking
Birding
Boat Tours
Camping
Concessions
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Interpretive Exhibit
Lodge
Museum
Paddling
Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Playground
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Tours
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach and benches at Silver Lake Recreation Area

Apalachicola National Forest, SR 20

Apalachicola Ranger District
11152 NW SR 20
Bristol, FL 32321
850-643-2282

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Pavilion
Picnic
Restrooms

Silver Lake is the largest recreation area in the Apalachicola National Forest. Large pine and moss-draped cypress create a beautiful backdrop for a spring-fed lake.

People most often visit here to picnic at one of 45 picnic tables, swim off the 250-foot white sand beach, or hike the mile-long interpretive trail.

Picnicking and Restrooms

Silver Lake, Apalachicola National Forest
1.5 hrs.
Paved pathway to restroom, picnic pavilion, and lakeside tables with grills “What a beautiful view”

Comments:

“Absolutely gorgeous and few people”
 

Silver Lake Recreation Area - parking and paved walkway
Silver Lake Recreation Area - restroom
Silver Lake Recreation Area - paved walkway to lake and picnic pavillions
Silver Lake Recreation Area - picnic pavillion
Silver Lake Recreation Area - picnic pavillion and grill
Silver Lake Recreation Area - Silver Lake beach and benches

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