Salt Springs Park Come to your senses

Eight hundred forty-two of the most beautiful acres in Susquehanna County make up Salt Springs Park. Just under half of this land is a state park the Friends of Salt Springs manage for the Commonwealth, and the rest is our own land we encourage the public to enjoy.

Salt Springs is open to the public year-round, without charge, from sunrise to sunset. The park is 7 miles north of Montrose, the county seat of Susquehanna County, and is within easy driving distance of Scranton, PA, and Binghamton, NY.

Salt Springs offers the peace and beauty of streams and woodlands, a gorge with three tumbling waterfalls, 15 miles of trails, historic farm buildings, camping cottages, rustic tent camping, picnic grounds, and a variety of programs and events.

About Us The Friends of Salt Springs Park

We are a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization, the Friends of Salt Springs Park. We incorporated in 1994 for the purpose of funding and operating the 405-acre Salt Springs State Park located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. We subsequently purchased two adjoining tracts, known as the Friends Land, and now manage 842 acres of Pennsylvania paradise.

We are a volunteer-based organization with four part-time employees and approximately 400 members. Membership fees, which range from $30 for individuals to $50 for families and upward for organizations and sponsors, are a crucial source of income for us, as we get no operating support from the state. Please join us in keeping this land clean, safe, and open to all at no cost .

The Details See what the park has to offer.

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We have 14 rustic campsites. Some are walk-in and others accommodate campers (but without hookups). We also have 3 rustic cottages (without electricity, heat, or running water). A composting facility is nearby.

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A little over 15 miles of trails will lead you through meadows and marshes, in and out of a gorge, into an old-growth hemlock forest, to a frog pond, and up and down the hills.

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The Williams Pavilion is 24 x 48 feet, with 10 picnic tables, 3 stand-up grills, and a lawn to spread out into. It is perfect for weddings, receptions, family reunions, class reunions, graduation parties celebrations of all kinds.

Learn More Learn more about the park and the Friends' programs.

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Programs and Events

We offer public programs throughout the year.

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Environment and Natural Resources

Learn more about the park's natural resources.


Historical Use of Natural Resources

Learn more about the historical uses of the park's natural resources.

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Photo Album

Take a visual tour through Salt Springs Park.

news and notes

Invasive Plants of the Northeast

Our Environmental Education Intern, Molly Farray, will teach about invasive species in the Northeast and ways to prevent their spread. Plants discussed will include Japanese Knot Weed, Multi Flora, and…
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Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors

Thank you to all the great local companies that supported Salt Springs Park this year! Please support the businesses that support our work at the park.
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A Happy 4th on barn wood

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate July 4th at the park!  Kick off Independence Day early on Saturday June 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs Park.   Homemade pie auction, Epic White…
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