Area Status: Open
Shanty Pond is a campground in the heart of the Big Scrub, located south of Salt Springs off SR 19. A favorite of equestrians and hunters, it is seasonally open from October 15 through April 15.
At a Glance
||No tent or soft sided campers camping due to recurring bear activity. Closed Apr 16-Oct 14.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$8 per campsite
||General gun season permits are available for this recreation area
||Parking is limited to campers only. This is not a general day use area.
||Salt Springs is just two miles north with groceries, gas station, restaurants, laundry, and outfitter.
The turnoff for Shanty Pond is 1.8 miles south of the junction of SR 19 and SR 314 in Salt Springs, along SR 19. Watch for the sign directing you onto FR 65 on the right.
Shanty Pond provides access to a large network of forest roads on which equestrians are welcome.