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The Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc. • PO Box 541 • Montrose PA • 18801 • 570.967.7275 • info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org


Salt Springs Park

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 offers the peace and beauty of streams and woodlands combined with nearly 15 miles of trails, historic farm buildings, cottages, camping, picnic grounds, and a variety of programs and events.

Salt Springs is open to the public year-round, without charge, from sunrise to sunset. The park is 6 miles north of Montrose, the county seat of Susquehanna County, and is within easy
driving distance of Scranton, PA, and Binghamton, NY.

About Us

We are a nonprofit organization, Friends of Salt Springs Park. We manage 842 acres of Pennsylvania paradise. Learn more about us and the park.

Programs & Events

We offer public programs year-round. Here's a full list.


We have 8 rustic tent sites and 3 rustic cottages. The tent sites are walk-in. The cabins have electricity but no heat or water. A composting facility is nearby. Details are here, and more pictures are here.


Nearly 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. Check out the trail map and trail descriptions.


This 1820s threshing barn is perfect for weddings, receptions, family reunions, class reunions, graduation parties . . . celebrations of all kinds. Read more here.

Environment & History

We are dedicated to sharing the rich environmental and historical resources of Salt Springs. We teach an environmental ed program to local 4th graders. We research park and local history and share our findings in displays and on the history page.

Photo Album

Take a virtual hike through Salt Springs Park in the Photo Album. Enjoy the scenery, the flora and fauna, and highlights from past programs and events.

News & Notes

Full Moon Hike

Friday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy the crisp fall air in the moonlight.

Salt Springs: How a Committed Group of Volunteers Keeps a Park Alive While Honoring the Past

Our annual membership meeting and dinner will be Tuesday, October 28, 6 p.m., at the Montrose Bible Conference.

It will be another chance to get our recently published history of The Friends at the discounted price of $14.

The book, normally $20, describes who we are, what we've done, what we're doing now, and why. It's filled with dozens of color photos that illustrate the transformation of Salt Springs from an unkempt yet beloved nook in the woods into a treasured destination for thousands of people each year.

They sold very well at our annual Celebration and we will reserve a copy for you as soon as you reserve a spot for the meeting and order the book.

Field, Forest and Falls Trail Race

Results Are In!

Waiting for results and prizes.

Here are the
results of the race and some photographs on our Facebook Page.

Many thanks to our trail race sponsors:

Dawn and Jerry Washo, Resource     Environmental Management, Montrose

Russell S. Miller, Leatherstocking,     Susquehanna County

Progressive Dental, Montrose

Confluence Running, Binghamton, NY

New Shoe Store, Montrose

Broadline Construction

John Rihl, Friendsville Heating and Air     Conditioning

Ted Parks of Parks' Garage, Friendsville

Griffis Lumber, Montrose

Montrose Sporting Goods, Montrose

Enjoy highlights of 2013's race: a video (on YouTube) by Alexander Manzek.

New Perspective of the Waterfalls
at Salt Springs

We stumbled across this on YouTube the other day, and it shows why we love Salt Springs Park. The videographer-pilot is Jim Johnson, a carpenter at Binghamton University. Jim will be doing more aerial videos for us. Enjoy this one of the waterfalls along Fall Brook.

The YouTube video is about 12 minutes long.

Quick Links

Salt Springs Park—Checklist of Birds

Spring 2014 Newsletter, with annual report

October 2014 newsletter

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Facebook Page

Upcoming Programs

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Field Notes

Northern Shrike
Lanius excubitor

If anyone is going to spot the elusive Northern Shrike it's George Schreck. And he did.

George took this picture on March 4, 2013, near the old foundation across Buckley Road from the parking lot.

The Northern Shrike is a predatory songbird. Read more about it, and see a picture of one with its dinner . . .