Monday, August 3, 2015

Salt Springs State Park

Salt Springs in April 2015 

(Sorry this post is so late!) I just realized I never posted the photos!

We really enjoyed Salt Springs - there were plusses and minuses.

The up sides:
- the springs are absolutely beautiful and I suggest walking down there in the early morning or late evening when the crowds are gone. It's quiet and simply magical.
- it took us only an hour to get there from the Fruit Cove area so if you're in North Florida it's not a long drive.

The down sides:
- keep in mind if you visit that you'll need to bring your own food in. There's not much in the way of fine dining around any of the springs unless you like gelatinous meats, fried foods and vegetables that have been cooked to death.
-the campground has NO privacy. It's basically an open field and you'd better like what your neighbors are up to because you'll all be friends after camping there.

Here are some of our pics....

You can put all your things for the day on concrete tables under the oak trees or right along the ledge so you can keep an eye on the springs. Be sure to get there early to put your stuff where you want it!
There is only one entryway into the springs - the stairs in the photo above.

Boaters park their boats right outside the springs, set up tables and umbrellas and swim up into the springs.

Remember to bring your snorkel gear so you can look down into the springs!

Open camping spots. Not much shade.