When is the park open? Salt Springs Park is open every day of the year, from sun-up to sundown.
Are dogs allowed? Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are always on a leash and cleaned up after.
What's your location so I can use my GPS? 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Township, Susquehanna County. Warning: Many GPS systems will direct you to the park via Route 167 North, then onto Salt Springs Road. Do not follow this direction. A large section of this one-lane dirt road is not passable. See our detailed directions here. If you want to enter via Route 167, use Silver Creek Road.
How much does it cost to get in? To park? There is no entrance or parking fee at Salt Springs.
Do you use volunteers? We depend on volunteers! We welcome people of all ages and abilities. Volunteers help keep the park safe and clean, welcome visitors, support our programs, and much, much more. E-mail us today so we can connect your interests with our needs.
Can we fish here? hunt here? Yes and yes. Our two steams are designated Approved Trout Waters by the PA Fish and Boat Commission, which stocks them with trout several times each spring. Hunting is allowed in most areas of the park. Exclusions are the campgrounds, picnic areas, and the Natural Area (waterfalls, gorge, and surrounding acres).
Can I get married at Salt Springs? Absolutely. We host a number of weddings, as well as many other special occasions, each year in our pavilions. On one side of the barn pavilion is a large, grassy area, where some couples set up tents, or chairs, or a trellis for larger crowds. Here's a detailed description of the pavilions.
Can I see inside the Wheaton House?The Wheaton House is open to the public on weekends from May through September. It is an 1840s farmhouse, and we have environmental and historical displays to enjoy. We also have a modest gift shop, because everyone needs a Salt Springs T-shirt! Private tours of the house and grounds can also be scheduled anytime throughout the year for a modest fee. Just send us an e-mail or give us a call.
Do you provide other kinds of specialized tours or programs? Yes. We work with all kinds of groups—scout groups, homeschool groups, the local school system, even gardening groups— to fulfill specifc project requirements. Send us an e-mail or give us a call to discuss the possibilities.
Can you send me information about upcoming programs and events? We'd be happy to. Ten months a year we send out an electronic newsletter highlighting current events and upcoming programs. E-mail us today and we'll add you to the mailing list.