Description

The Ocala National Forest has some awesome campgrounds nestled among America’s southernmost forest. The banks of a pristine lake, a hamlet of shady old oaks, or a wide open prairie perfect for stargazing — where would you want to post up for a night or two? Take your pick at Ocala National Forest, which has over a dozen campgrounds, from primitive digs to tricked out tent sites, to choose from. And if you’re looking to get away from it all for longer than usual, good news: you can usually stake out a campsite for up to two weeks. Make sure and check out the Forest Service Website for important information. You can also get all the deets on closures or alerts and permits before you head out.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
160 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Salt Springs Recreation Area and Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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The vibe at Salt Springs Recreation Area and Campground

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February 3rd, 2019
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April 28th, 2018
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May 24th, 2017
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February 16th, 2017
Park
Ocala National Forest
State
Florida
Country
United States
Phone Number
352-625-2520
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
29.358° N, 81.733° W
$26/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 106 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$19/night
Tent / Van: 54 Sites
(Up to people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

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