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Sweetwater Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sweetwater Cabin

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this classic example of 1930s CCC architecture is perched above a chalky blue spring - Sweetwater Spring - that creates a stream feeding Juniper Creek. It is one of the most popular and secretive getaways in the Ocala National Forest.

Inside Sweetwater Spring Sweetwater Cabin Deck overlooking Sweetwater Spring Sweetwater Spring Juniper Run as seen from the nature trail

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gate hours are pre-arranged.
Reservations: Required
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Sweetwater Cabin costs $800 a week to rent. To reserve, call Recreation Resource Management at 352-625-0546 or follow their online instructions.

Because of its popularity, a lottery is held each year to determine the 52 visitors (each of whom can bring a party of 12) who are fortunate enough to rent this historic site.
Permit Info: Sweetwater Cabin is operated/managed by Recreation Resource Management and is available for reservation by calling 352-625-0546, or writing to: RRM, 26701 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL 34488.
Restrictions: Cabin occupancy is limited to 12 people. Pets are not permitted on the property due to its sensitive historic and ecologic nature.
Closest Towns: Salt Springs, approximately 12 miles north, has groceries, gas station, hardware, outfitter supplies, and laundromat.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Recreation Resource Management
Information Center: Built in 1935, Sweetwater Cabin is a rustic 2 bedroom cabin that sleeps 12, and has a full bath, equipped kitchen including microwave, coffee pot, toaster, dishes and silverware.  The living room has a rustic fireplace. Bring your own linens, pillows and food.

General Information



Access is via a sand road off SR 19 north of SR 40. Full driving directions will be provided with your rental.


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Drinking water Drinking water
Interpretive Site Historic cabin
Toilets Flush toilet
Parking On-site parking
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