Grassy Pond

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A former recreation area with a large grassy field above a prairie pond, Grassy Pond is now available for dispersed camping for backpackers along the Florida Trail.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Drinking water
Fees Free
Permit Info: No permits are required for backpackers.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Camping is not permitted here during general gun season.
Closest Towns: Salt Springs
Water: Non-potable, from pond
Restroom: None
Information Center: This primitive camping area is large enough to accommodate large groups of campers such as scout troops.

General Information

General Notes:

Even if you are not camping here, this is an important side trip for one of the few water sources along the Florida Trail north of Hopkins Prairie. Water from the pond must be filtered or boiled.


By backpacking only.


Grassy Pond is accessible via a blue-blazed side trail north of CR 316 and south of Lake Delancy.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Camping for backpackers along the Florida Trail.

Status: Open


Drinking water Non-potable, from pond
Tent camping

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