Shanty Pond Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Shanty Pond

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

Operational Hours: Check In: 3PM Check Out: 11AM
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per campsite
Permit Info: General gun season permits are available for this recreation area
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Parking is limited to campers only. This is not a general day use area.
  • All Ocala National Forest campgrounds allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in designated swimming and picnicking areas.
  • There is a maximum stay limit of 14 consecutive days in a 30 day period.
Closest Towns: Salt Springs is just two miles north with groceries, gas station, restaurants, laundry, and outfitter.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Available

General Information


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.

General Notes:

Shanty Pond provides access to a large network of forest roads on which equestrians are welcome.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Parking Parking is for campers only
Fee charged for some activities $10 to camp
Tent camping
Camping trailer