Salt Springs Campground Ocala Nat'l Forest, Salt Springs, FL
13851 Hwy 19N
Salt Springs, FL 32134
RATES: $26 (will honor America the Beautiful Pass). Reservations can be made for a particular site.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 2 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 6 am - 8 pm. Key entry for campers
MAPS: At Entry Gate
SITES: 101 RV sites and many are first come first serve.
48 Primitive sites
PULL THRUS: No
PICNIC SHELTERS: No
SITE SURFACE: Paved
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
WIFI: Only at Entry Station
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Hiking trails, Salt Springs, boating, and fishing
RANKING: 8 even though no wifi or cable
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
This campground was previously privately owned and the Forest Service purchased it in the early 1970's. This is the only campground in the Ocala Nat's Forest to have full hook-ups for RVers. Many of the sites are first come first serve and the maximum stay is six months. The reserved sites are 14 day limit. For those wanting the full forest experience there are plenty of primitive tent sites.
Salt Springs Run is within walking distance and the swim area which empties into Lake George is beautiful. This is a favorite year round swimming area with its 72 degree temperature. There are manatees enjoying the warm springs during the winter months as well.
There are several hikes in the area and we've been warned that this is bear and alligator country. Follow good safety rules and make noise as you walk in the forest so the bear is not startled. We camped here in January 2015 in our fifth wheel on site number 100.
It's now December 2015 and we have returned to Salt Springs in our motorhome. We are on site 45 and it's great to see folks from our last visit. This is a friendly campground and we feel very much at home.
Even though we are in the middle of the forest there is a small shopping center across the road. A few local restaurants, post office, grocery store and even a Dollar General. We like the produce vendor for fresh vegetables and fruit. It's great to buy a few groceries without driving 30 miles.
From junction of Hwy 19 and CR-314 drive north 1 mile on Hwy 19. Park is on the right.
Link to google map here
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