Area Status: Open
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.
At a Glance
||Gate hours are pre-arranged.
||Interpretive Site,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||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.
||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.
||Cabin occupancy is limited to 12 people. Pets are not permitted on the property due to its sensitive historic and ecologic nature.
||Salt Springs, approximately 12 miles north, has groceries, gas station, hardware, outfitter supplies, and laundromat.
||Recreation Resource Management
||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.
Access is via a sand road off SR 19 north of SR 40. Full driving directions will be provided with your rental.