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Old 01-06-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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Have any of you used the Salt Spring Campground in Florida? It's a National Forest campground that was a commercial campground that the Forest Service bought in 1978. My family and I are probably going to take the Casita there in March and I was just wondering what it's like.
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Old 01-07-2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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It's a National Forest campground that was a commercial campground that the Forest Service bought in 1978.
Wow, thats a switch. Usually down here it's done the other way around! Some REALLY nice "rv" parks have come out of it.

OK, back to your question.

I haven't a clue
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Last time I was there (which was a looong time ago), I recall it being a typical NFS cg without hookups. There was a central spring for swimming and that fed down into the St Johns river.

While you're at Ocala NF, do the Juniper River run in rental canoes -- Really nice.
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Last time I was there (which was a looong time ago), I recall it being a typical NFS cg without hookups. There was a central spring for swimming and that fed down into the St Johns river.

While you're at Ocala NF, do the Juniper River run in rental canoes -- Really nice.
According to the NFSwebsite, the campground has full hookups. Even sewer for RVs. But there are no photos and I haven't been able to talk to anyone who's been there.

We're taking our canoe with us to canoe the spring runs. We plan on canoeing several of them. We love those first magnitude springs--our favorite so far is Ichetucknee.
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Old 01-08-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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According to the NFSwebsite, the campground has full hookups. Even sewer for RVs. But there are no photos and I haven't been able to talk to anyone who's been there.

We're taking our canoe with us to canoe the spring runs. We plan on canoeing several of them. We love those first magnitude springs--our favorite so far is Ichetucknee.
Bob, I called myself reading the NSFwebsite or some wesite on Salt Spring Campground in Florida because I thought I might like to try it. I thought it said no hook-ups. I will look again and get back to you.

Cancel that....must have been late at night (good excuse).

CAMPGROUND NAME: Salt Springs

VISIT DATE: 11/23/1996

UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2004

STATE: Florida

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Lake George

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ocala

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Salt Springs, FL, turn into campground from State Rt. 19.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The campground was previously private and purchased by the Forest
Service in the early 1970's. Except for dedicated tent sites,
campground is situated in cleared oak and pine woods. The tent
sites, on the other hand, are located under heavy oak-tree
canopy. Since the maximum stay permitted is six months and there
are full hook-ups, "Snowbirds" frequent the campground.
The campground is within walking distance of Salt Springs Run, which,
in about 5 miles, discharges into Lake George. Unlike many
National Forest campgrounds, the sites are close together with
little ground vegetation screening. Entrance gate locked at 8PM.

There is a small shopping center across the street from the
campground entrance. It contains a post office, mini-market,
laundromat, restaurant, Forest Visitor Center, etc.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - full hook-ups; $12.50 Golden Age/Access
$15 per day - Tents
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 180

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 54
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 106

Total Sites: 160

Tent Pads: No
Group Tent Sites: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 160
No. Grilles on Sites: 160

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 106
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0

Group RV Sites: No
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes
Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 50'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved. Combined sites are close
together.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
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