The Ocklawaha Visitor’s Center and Trailhead was built and donated by Silver Run Properties, Inc. in 1999. The center is maintained and operated by the Florida DEP Office of Greenways and Trails and the USDA Forest Service.
This visitor center offers:
- video display
- brochures of the area’s recreational and natural resources
- travel planning
- free resources available as well as an extensive bookstore
- some interpretive displays
The center is open 8 AM to 5 PM daily, and is located near the western terminus of the byway at the intersection of CR 315 and the Scenic Byway.
At the center, look for a trailhead for the Silver River Trail within the Cross Florida Greenway, a linear interpretive nature trail leading through pine flatwoods and a cabbage palm bottomland and ending at the Ray Wayside Park along the Silver River, a 3.5-mile round trip.