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Salt Springs Recreation Area

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About This Campground

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest, with a spectacular natural mineral spring that gives the area its name. Plenty of outdoor activities keep campers and day-use visitors busy, including swimming in the springs, fishing, snorkeling, hiking and…

Fee Info

Beginning January 1, 2014: The regular site price, including tax is $24.00 + electric fee. Discount passes do not receive reductions to electricity fees. The discount fee, including tax is $12.00 or 1/2 of the $24.00 + electric fee.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


48 Reviews of Salt Springs Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
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  • 10
  • 30
Rebecca S.
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2022

Lovely camping experience

Beautiful swimming area in natural spring. RV sites are asphalt, most are level (except 94-101 were on a bit of hill). Sites are large and spread out with lots of shade trees but not plantings between sites. I thought that would bother me but sites are so large it wasn’t an issue. 30 and 50 amp…

Month of VisitMarch
Ryan S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2022

Nice Campground

This is a very well kept campground unless you are looking at a hosts site. Host sites are very cluttered and messy. This really brings down the look of this campground. The spring area stays well kept and the boat ramp is convenient. There is a Marina but you have to leave the campground to get to…

Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2021

Site #13

All site FHU. Site 13 is level with little shade. No laundry on site but little mall with laundromat, post office, 2 restaurants, Dollar General is nearby (we biked there). Bathrooms are clean. Springs are great - we watched blue crabs. There are manatees outside the area roped off for the park -…

Month of VisitJanuary


Salt Springs Recreation Area is located in Florida


Salt Springs is located 35 miles east of Ocala (I-75), 60 miles west of Daytona Beach (I-95) and 95 miles north of Orlando, Florida. From I-75 to Ocala: Drive east on State Route 40 for about 12 miles, then turn north on County Road 314 and proceed for 18 miles. Turn north on State Highway 19 and drive for about 0.5 mile to the recreation area entrance on the right. From I-95 east of Ormond Beach: Take SR 40 west about 40 miles to Highway 19. Turn north on Highway 19 and go about 16 miles to Salt Springs. Continue 0.5 miles to the recreation entrance on the right.


14100 N. Highway 19
Fort McCoy, FL 32134


29.339665600040906 N
81.71964991551421 W

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