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.

Entrance to Salt Springs Recreation Area Concession stand at Salt Springs Recreation Area Cooler check station and bike rack Walkway around Salt Springs basin Swimmers entry point at Salt Springs

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gates open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closing hours vary by season). Call during business hours (352) 685-2048 for a gate code if you will arrive after 8 p.m.
Reservations: 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.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Winter
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


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 39 miles. Turn north on State Highway 19 for 16 miles. It is about ½ mile  passed the CR 314 intersection 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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Toilets Flush
Fee charged for some activities
Accessible Day use area is accessible
Boat ramp Unimproved
Drinking water