First Camping Adventure at Salt Springs

First time camping in Florida and we went to Salt Springs in Ocala.

campsite at Salt Springs

My son and I took delivery of our new travel trailer the beginning of June. A few days later I had Covid. And a week later he had Covid.

We’d just begun filling the camper with necessities (there are a lot) when we were taken out of commission by the illness.

New travel trailer
Picking up the camper

As you know, if you’ve already dealt with Covid, everything stops as you deal with the dreaded disease. I was so glad that I didn’t have a job to get to because I could not have gone. Most of the time I slept, or stayed on the couch. We ordered food to be delivered and never went out. We didn’t want to spread it, and we didn’t have the energy anyway.

After picking up the camper we had originally planned to camp nearby. We needed to see if there were things that needed to be fixed for the first check up visit.

Finally we went to Salt Springs in the Ocala National Forest and stayed one night.

The Campsite

This was our first time camping so we have nothing to compare it to. We were very happy with the site. It was easy to back in and there was an dump station next to each pad.

The fire pit ring was back behind the trailer under some oaks. As you can see in the photos, the next row of campers was not close.

We had campers on either side of us, but they were not super close either. One side had kids and the other side had a dog. But it was very quiet.

The Springs

The springs area is the highlight of this campground. Because it’s a spring and the water is continuously bubbling up from the ground, the water temperature is 72-74 degrees.

We camped for less than 24 hours, but our overall experience was quite good. The employees were friendly, the campground was quiet and well cared for, the Spring area was awesome, and we had fun!

Author: Pam

Spending time on the water is the best, and blogging about the sea life found along the saltwater river and ocean is what I do. I’m also a designer at Zazzle and sell my work, with a lot of ocean themes, on the site.

6 thoughts on “First Camping Adventure at Salt Springs”

  1. It’s been over 2 months but I do feel like my old energy is back. For quite a while I tired out far too quickly from doing nothing much! Horrible! I hope you will also feel like yourself again soon.

  2. Hi Pam – how are you? Still feeling the effects of covid? I do when I over do it. It’s a grim virus that keeps on “giving”!

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