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


Salt Springs Park

Seeking vendors for our annual Salt Springs Celebration. Details and Registration form here.

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 throughout the year. Here's a current 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.


The Barn Pavilion (pictured) is an 1820s threshing barn, and the Williams Pavilion is new and slightly larger. Both are 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 will tailor a program to your interests and needs. We also 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
Salt Springs Celebration!
Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Full details

2019 Field, Forest & Falls Trail Race
Registration Open!

Sign Up

Registration is open for the annual Salt Springs Field, Forest & Falls Trail Race on August 31. You can register online at RunSignUp.com (follow the logo link above) or download the paper version here. Registration is $20 if you pre-register by midnight August 29 or $25 thereafter. T-shirts are still $10 each but must be ordered by August 22.

Race route maps are avaiable now, too:

5K-loop map

10K-loop map

Confluence Running is a strong supporter.

The annual Salt Springs Field, Forest, & Falls Trail Race kicks off the Celebration with 5K and 10K loops through the 847-acre park. Race Director Diana Bean draws runners of all stripes, from novice to hard core, to the race from surrounding counties and states for some friendly competition.

Park Flooding August 2018

The historic Barn Pavilion was severely damaged and will require many thousands of dollars to repair.

The park was badly flooded on Tuesday, August 14. Some changes will be permanent, and others will take a year or more to fix. We lost the footbridge and the stone walls lining the creek bed there; the septic system for both farmhouses (rendering the buildings uninhabitable for our tenants); the wooden and metal covers over the old methane gas well and much of the stone work lining the shaft; many camp sites; and the historic red shed. The barn pavilion was shifted off its foundation, as was cabin 2.

Here's a detailed description of the damage.

Here's how you can help: Please donate through our GoFundMe campaign or our PayPal account. (If you donate by PayPal, please let us know so we can ID your donation.)

Quick Links

Frequently Asked Questions

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Printable Program Brochure—featuring April through June 2019 programs

Join Us!

May 2019 Newsletter, with our 2018 Annual Report

Salt Springs Park—Checklist of Birds

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Media Coverage

Bob Ide and Jeff Nelson featured Salt Springs Park on the July 16, 2017 episode of The Great Outdoors on FOX56 TV. Thank you!

Aerial excursion up and down the waterfalls along Fall Brook, spring 2013, by James Johnson

Highlights of the Field, Forest and Falls Trail Race, September 2, 2013, by Alexander Manzek


"Friends of Salt Springs Park —
Preserving a Piece of Pennsylvania Paradise" is an article in TheBackyardGnome.com, an online publication based in Orange County, CA.

Salt Springs Park: Historical perspective of the Friends and the park, by Jeff Fetzer, in the April 2015 issue of Penn Lines, Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative's monthly publication.