Salt Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

RV camping area in Salt Springs Recreation Area

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

Operational Hours: 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: 1-877-444-6777
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.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $26 full-service hookup, $16 for seniors and Access Pass holders, $18.50 for tent camping with no hookups (bathhouse nearby) Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online: Reserve your place under the stars Fees are subject to change without notification.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Winter
Restrictions: 180 day stay limit
Closest Towns: 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.
Water: Hookups available
Restroom: Bathhouses available
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Download a map of the Salt Springs Recreation Area (PDF)
Download a map of the Bear Swamp Trail (PDF)

General Information

Directions:

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.


Parking:

The tent area is a small distance from the parking area; you cannot camp next to your car.


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Amenities

Boat ramp Unimproved
Camping trailer
Toilets Flush
Accessible Day use area is accessible
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities $5.50 day use, $5 parking at marina
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water