Area Status: Open
The largest campground in the Ocala National Forest and the only one with full hookups for RVs, the Salt Springs Campground inside Salt Springs Recreation Area offers 106 RV/trailer sites and a designated tenting area for up to 54 tents. Sites are nicely shaded and well away from the bustle of the day use area.
At a Glance
||Gates open 8 AM to 8 PM (closing hours vary by season). Call ahead to 352-685-2048 for a gate code if you're arriving after sunset.
||Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online:
|Rentals & Guides:
||Canoe rentals are available from the concessionaire; please see Salt Springs Recreation Area. Boat rentals are available at the Salt Springs Marina. There is an outfitter in Salt Springs who offers guided fishing trips.
||Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||$26 full-service hookup, $16 for seniors and Access Pass holders, $18.50 for tent camping with no hookups (bathhouse nearby). Fees are subject to change without notification.
||180 day stay limit
||The recreation area and campground are located in the community of Salt Springs, which has a gas station, grocery store, several restaurants, bait and tackle shops, post office, laundromat, and National Forest visitor center.
||American Land & Leisure
||Download a map of the Salt Springs Recreation Area (PDF)
Download a map of the Bear Swamp Trail (PDF)
From I-75 to Ocala: drive east on State Highway 40 for about 12 miles, then turn north on County Road 314 for another 18 miles. Turn north on State Highway 19 for about ½ mile to the recreation entrance of the left.
From I-95 east of Ormond Beach: take State Road 40 West 54 miles, you will pass Lake George Ranger Station, to County Road 314A. Turn north on State Highway 19 for about ½ mile to the recreation entrance of the left.
The tent area is a small distance from the parking area; you cannot camp next to your car.