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Camping at Salt Springs Park
Last updated: September 5, 2017


Camping Area
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Click here for pictures of the cabins and camping area.







Parking
Parking is not allowed on the grass or directly at the campsites and at cottages 2 and 3. Be prepared to carry your provisions for a short distance and to park in the public parking lot if available parking spots in the camping area are filled.

Drinking Water
Please bring your own drinking water. Water is available outside at the Wheaton House; the faucet is located on the side facing the parking lot. Note that the water is "well water," with a sulfurous taste, and it is currently posted as nonpotable. There is a second spigot in front of the new restrooms by the dairy barn.

Firewood
Do not bring firewood into Salt Springs Park. Exotic pests are spread when infested firewood is transported to new areas. We are particularly vulnerable to becoming infested with the emerald ash borer at this time. For more information on this problem and how you can help protect our forests and trees, visit www.paemeraldashborer.psu.edu.

Firewood is available -- $5.00 for a 1’ x 2’ x 16" stack. It is located in a locked wood shed in the camping area. It is available for purchase from staff when the Wheaton House is open, April-September: Sat, 9:30 am to 4 pm; Sun, 12:30 pm to 4 pm; OR by chance or by appointment (call 570-967-7275).

No Small Appliances Allowed
Although the cottages do have electricity, they are not wired to handle small appliances such as microwave, hotplate, or space heater. They will blow the circuits in all three cabins, no matter which cabin you are in.

Winter Camping
Camping is allowed year round. Note, however, that the road to the campsites and cottages is not plowed. You can park in the parking lot and walk the short distance. Note also that the cabins are unheated, and space heaters are not allowed. (They will blow the circuit.)

Rules and Regulations
Salt Springs Park has campground rules and regulations, which are enforced. Click here to read the Rules and Regulations. Copies are also posted at the park.





Tent Sites

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There are eight tent camping sites in the campgrounds. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Restroom facilities are nearby, and drinking water is available from the Wheaton House outdoor spigot.

The Campground location is indicated on the map above.

We have two additional camping sites to the west of the Wheaton House and parking lots. They were created to accommodate campers and RVs. The sites, however, do not have hookups. Site 9 is along Silver Creek, between the back parking lot and the Williams Pavilion. Site 10 is in the West Meadow, behind the dairy barn. Both sites have picnic tables and fire rings.

Reservations
To make a reservation, you can either e-mail us or call the Park Office at (570) 967-7275 to tentatively schedule a reservation date. Leave your name, phone number, and the reason for your call. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Once your date has been cleared with office personnel, you will need to pay for the reservation for it to be held. You can pay by credit card over the phone, or you can send the camping fee, along with a reservation form, to the Park. Click here for the Campsite Reservation Form.

Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Upon receipt of your check, you will be contacted and your reservation confirmed.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received one week in advance of the reservation date: refund provided minus a $10 cancellation fee per site for administrative costs. Cancellations received less than one week before the reservation date: no refund. Campers removed from the campgrounds due to noncompliance with the park's rules and regulations: no refund.

If you do not make a reservation, you can camp in any site that is not posted as reserved. Regarding payment, please note the following:

The Friends operate Salt Springs because the State cannot provide park services. To raise money to operate the park, the Friends depend on the HONOR system to collect your fees. Please support the park and the Friends by paying your camping fee in the following way:

Upon arriving at the park, go to the Wheaton House to get a Campsite Rental Envelope. If the Office is closed, get the Envelope and a Camping Information brochure from the literature rack outside, to the left of the Office door.

Then, go to the camping area and choose your camp site. Fill out the Campsite Rental Envelope, enclose the appropriate rental fee (from the Camping Information brochure), and insert the envelope into the green and yellow strongbox on the lane by the Pavilion.



Rates
(Effective September 1, 2017)

  PA.
Resident
Non-
Resident
Per Week    $116   $128
Fri./Sat. nights      22       24
Sun. - Thurs. nights      18       20

Seniors over 62, deduct $4.50 per night or $27 per week.



**Group Rates
(Effective January 1, 2014)

**Nonprofit 501(c)3 only

  PA.
Resident
Non-
Resident
1-20 $  28 $  41
21-40     43     56
41-60     57     70
61-100     72     85
100+   125   140












Rules and Regulations
Salt Springs Park has rules and regulations, which are enforced. Click here to read the Rules and Regulations. Copies are also posted at the park.



Rustic Camping Cottages

Click here for pictures of the cabins and camping area.



Cottage 1

There are three rustic camping cottages.

The cottages have electricity and bunk beds with mattresses. (Note that they are unheated, and space heaters are not allowed because they will blow the circuit.) Each cottage also has a front porch, picnic table, and fire ring. Restroom facilities are nearby, and drinking water is available from the Wheaton House outdoor spigot.

Cottage 1 has five single and one double bunk beds. It is the most secluded of the three and has come to be referred to as the "treehouse cottage" because of its setting.

Cottages 2 and 3 have three single and one double bunk beds. They are located around the edge of an open small field.

Firewood is available -- $5.00 for a 1’ x 2’ x 16" stack. It is located in a locked wood shed in the camping area. It is available for purchase from staff when the Wheaton House is open, April-September: Sat, 9:30 am to 4 pm; Sun, 12:30 pm to 4 pm; OR by chance.

The Campground location is indicated on the map above




Reservations
Reservations are required. Call the Park Office at (570) 967-7275 to tentatively schedule a reservation date. Leave your name, phone number, and the reason for your call. Someone will get back to you shortly. You can also make reservations by e-mail .

Once your date has been cleared with office personnel, you will need to pay for the reservation for it to be held. You can pay by credit card over the phone, or you can mail the fee, along with a reservation form, to the Park. Click here for the Cottage Reservation Form.

Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Upon receipt of your check, you will be contacted and your reservation confirmed.


Refund Policy
Cancellations received one week in advance of the reservation date: refund provided minus a $10 cancellation fee per site for administrative costs. Cancellations received less than one week before the reservation date: no refund. Campers removed from the campgrounds due to noncompliance with the park's rules and regulations: no refund.


Rates
(Effective September 1, 2017)

  PA.
Resident
Non-
Resident
Per Week   $262   $284
Fri./Sat. nights       49       52
Sun. - Thurs. nights       41       45




Rules and Regulations
Salt Springs Park has rules and regulations, which are enforced. Click here to read the Rules and Regulations. Copies are also posted at the park.



Pavilions



The Barn Pavilion was originally a timber-frame barn, built in the 1840s on a farm about 30 miles from the park. In June 1998, under the direction of the Timber Framers Guild of North America, the barn was dismantled at the farm, brought to Salt Springs, and reassembled during a barn raising.

The Barn Pavilion is a 40’ x 30’ timber-frame barn located near the camping area. It is available for day rental from 8:00 A.M. to dusk. Cost of a reservation is $80 for members of the Friends of Salt Springs and $100 for nonmembers, payable in advance. The group agrees to leave the pavilion clean and neat.


Reservations
You can reserve the Pavilion either by e-mail or by calling the Park Office at (570) 967-7275. When calling, please leave your name, phone number, and the date(s) you are interested in. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Once your date has been tentatively scheduled with us, you will need to pay for the reservation for it to be held. You can pay by credit card over the phone, or you can mail a check, along with the reservation form, to the park. Click here for the Pavilion Reservation Form.

Deposit
For events attended by more than 50 people, we may require a $150 refundable deposit. This will be discussed when you inquire about a reservation. See page 2 of the Pavilion Reservation Form for information about this deposit.

Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Upon receipt of your check, you will be contacted and your reservation confirmed.

Parking
Parking space is very limited (that is, two or three cars). Parking on the grass along the lane is absolutely prohibited. Please instruct your guests to park in the public parking lots and walk to the pavilion. Those people not able to walk the distance can be dropped off and picked up at the pavilion.

Refund Policy
Cancellations received one week in advance of the reservation date: refund provided minus a $10 cancellation fee for administrative costs. Cancellations received less than one week before the reservation date: no refund.

Drinking Water
Drinking water is available outside at the Wheaton House; the faucet is located on the side facing the parking lot. Note that the water is "well water," with a sulfurous taste, and it is currently posted as nonpotable. Please bring your own drinking water.





The Williams Pavilion is 24’ x 48’ and located just west of the back parking lot. It is available for day rental from 8:00 A.M. to dusk. It has eight picnic tables. The reservation fee is $50 per day or $40 for members of the Friends, payable in advance.

We plan to add electricity and grills in 2015.

Reservations
You can reserve the Pavilion either by e-mail or by calling the Park Office at (570) 967-7275. When calling, please leave your name, phone number, and the date(s) you are interested in. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Once your date has been tentatively scheduled with us, you will need to pay for the reservation for it to be held. You can pay by credit card over the phone, or you can mail a check, along with the reservation form, to the park. Click here for the Pavilion Reservation Form.

Deposit
For events attended by more than 50 people, we may require a $150 refundable deposit. This will be discussed when you inquire about a reservation. See page 2 of the Pavilion Reservation Form for information about this deposit.

Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Upon receipt of your check, you will be contacted and your reservation confirmed.

Refund Policy
Cancellations received one week in advance of the reservation date: refund provided minus a $10 cancellation fee for administrative costs. Cancellations received less than one week before the reservation date: no refund.