United States Florida

Salt Springs

A tranquil, unincorporated community known for natural springs, recreational activities, and proximity to Ocala National Forest.

Tips from the community

Salt Springs is big, shallow, and brilliantly clear. While it's not fit for scuba diving (your feet will touch the ground in most areas), snorkeling is wildly encouraged, and on a good day you'll see hundreds of fish, schooled up and dashing around swimmers. Salt Springs has the largest campground in Ocala National Forest and is the perfect spot for a quick escape fro Orlando or Daytona Beach.

leah 3 years ago

Salt Springs Guides

  • 16 Hidden Gems: the Dreamiest Natural Springs in Florida

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Forget everything you thought you knew about Florida. Over 700 natural springs pepper the north coasts and panhandle, offering up crystalline turquoise waters so pristine that its not uncommon to spot schools of fish or manatees swimming around your feet. Underground caves are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, or grab a tube and float the day away (lazy river style) on the calm, cool rivers that connect spring to spring.