March 12, 2022 - reviewed by The Wandering Pinto
Nice park. Stayed 2 nights in February. Didn't get to swim or explore the park much as we took a day trip to Daytona Beach.
October 15, 2021 - reviewed by Howard
Can’t Give It A Five!
This was our first time camping at Salt Spring in the Ocala National Forest. The campground is a private concession operating on public land. We got the senior rate.
Pluses are: the beautiful spring, fairly large, tidy campsites and few biting insects.
Minuses are: water saving showers were ten seconds per push, the amazing spring is a very long walk from the campsites and they don’t allow golf carts without tags EXCEPT for all their own volunteers and staff.
February 19, 2021 - reviewed by David
Very nice. Little exp but for FL not bad. 0679.
November 22, 2020 - reviewed by Skip
Not the worst NF campground, but not the best, either. Bath house/restrooms clean and well maintained. Cleaning crews did seem to pick pretty inconvenient times to clean...mid morning when lots of people are wanting to use it. FHU $34 regular price, they do honor America the Beautiful senior pass for partial discount, but not half. We paid $22.83 (yeah, the numbers don't add up; they discount the basic price, but add back the cost of E/W which they don't discount). A lot of reviewers complained about dogs. We did see a lot of people walking their dogs, but were never bothered by barking. Our biggest complaint is all of the tents taking up RV sites when there is a separate tent camping area. RVers can't use the tent sites but tenters can use RV sites...and they seem to take the largest RV sites. We also saw several handicapped RV sites being used by people who were obviously not handicapped. No cellphone service, even in town. Wifi at the check in station.
June 4, 2020 - reviewed by AJB
Clean, spacious facility. Some sites have shade (22 does not). No privacy buffers between sites. Springs very pretty and refreshing. A bit of a walk from campground.
February 21, 2020 - reviewed by Kim
Camping Fees Not Include Electric
This use to be a great place for senior pass holders which did include electric with camping fee but now they charge $9 per night additional. Lousy cell phone towers here and no wifi. Visitors to your campsite has to pay day use fee to visit with you. I do not see any reason to go here any longer. $25 plus $9 per night is not half off using senior pass.
November 8, 2019 - reviewed by Steve
Very nice, quiet. Swimming kayaking. Some sites are close together, many are not. Verizon works great, all others out of luck. Great deal with National park pass. This app says max length 32 feet, it's actually 40 feet, tho most are quite short. Super mkt, gas close by.
October 18, 2019 - reviewed by DMc33
Feels Like A DOG PARK
Why do campers have to be so rude by letting their dogs run loose and barking up a storm. This park just doesnt seem to care. Use to be a really nice park but fellow campers just cant Obey the rules with PUTTING DOGS ON A LEASH. Time to turn on OPERA really loud. Rednecks love opera I'm sure.
Sites are nice. Check in very nice but campers here just plain rude. Dissappointing!!!
April 25, 2019 - reviewed by MKM
Dogs barked all the time. Park does not care. Will not refund money if check out days early. Nice park not run with people who care. It’s a week end red neck and dog park.
June 28, 2018 - reviewed by PRogers1
Nice Camp Ground. If you want Cell Phone Service you are out of luck at Salt Springs. They need a shuttle running from the Camp Ground to the Spring. If you are not able to walk very far you are out of luck. It’s a quiet place to stay. No WIFI. Friendly Staff. Be careful if you are at the back side of the park where the road is. There have been times where someone has crossed into the park an stole from campers.
April 20, 2018 - reviewed by Van Camper
Many sites available on a Thursday in mid-April. Well spaced and shaded but no trees between sites. Clean restrooms/showers. Nice swimming spot. Swamp trail nice, just woods no views. Friendly staff.
January 30, 2017 - reviewed by Plonski
Half off with national pass. Great place lots of wildlife. Sites nice but hard to get a spot. Primitive area nice and many open spots but no electric. Bathroom and showers good. A wonderful place with warm springs and manatees - swimming with the fish
January 29, 2017 - reviewed by Bill S
Nice Camp Great Spring
Sites are full hook up but a bit close. Generally clean and staff friendly. Newer fire pits seem randomly placed in relation to the sites. Worst shower heads ever. The spring is a great swimming hole and, in January, uncrowded.
September 21, 2016 - reviewed by Don Grundy
One of the nicest campgrounds I have ever stayed in either public or private.