Fall Brook at Salt Springs State Park in Montrose, PA. Photo by Sharon Young.

The Friends of Salt Springs Park manage 842 acres of Pennsylvania paradise just north of Montrose. Half of these acres are privately owned by the Friends, and half are owned by the state to make up Salt Springs State Park. All are open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk at no charge.

The Friends of Salt Springs Park’s mission is to maintain the unspoiled, rural character of the park and provide opportunities to enjoy healthy outdoor recreation and education, while conserving the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of the park.

The Friends provide tent sites and cottages for camping; picnic tables, grills, and a pavilion for picnicking; Fall Brook and Silver Creek for fishing and swimming; and over 14 miles of hiking and walking trails through undeveloped woodlands and meadows.

The Friends also offer recreational and educational programs throughout most of the year, as well as special fundraising events. Keep up to date on all activities by becoming a member of the Friends or checking their website or Facebook page.

 

Top photo by Sharon Young.

The historic Wheaton House at Salt Springs Park Creek surrounded by trees A group sits outside the Wheaton House for a program

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