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


Welcome

Salt Springs Park


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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.






Camping

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.





Hiking

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.








Pavilions

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

Winter Snow Fun
Saturdays, December 8 & 15
1 p.m.


We will provide snowshoes or ice cleats and poles - just wear your winter boots. Full details here.

AND
Holiday Centerpiece and Nature Crafts
Sunday, December 9
1 p.m.


We'll gather some of nature's treasures and create a piece of art - maybe a wreath, ornament, or centerpiece. Full details here.




Park Flooding August 2018

WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.



Quick Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Facebook Page

Upcoming Programs and Events

Printable Program Brochure—featuring September through December 2018 programs

Join Us!

November 2018 newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter, with our 2017 Annual Report

Salt Springs Park—Checklist of Birds




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Media Coverage
Videos

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


Articles

"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.