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Central West Region
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
WERNER-BOYCE SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK
WERNER-BOYCE SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK
P.O. Box 490
Port Richey, Florida   34673

Phone: 727-816-1890
This park protects four miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico in western Pasco County. The salt spring looks small, but it is an amazing 320 feet deep. Gray fox, gopher tortoises, alligators, and West Indian manatees call this park and its waters home. Birdwatchers can enjoy sighting raptors, wading birds, shore birds, and migratory songbirds. A recent addition to the state park system, Werner-Boyce now has a picnic pavilion, tables, informational kiosk, and a short hiking trail. Plans for the future include providing more access and recreational opportunities for visitors. Park entrance is located at the end of Cinema Drive along Scenic Drive. Turn west off US 19 onto Cinema Drive, park entrance is approx 2/10's of a mile.
History of the Area
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in western Pasco County, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park is a recent addition to Florida's State Park system. The park consists of approximately 4000 acres; approximately 600 acres are upland and the other 2800 acres are wetland or submerged and includes four miles of pristine coastline.

In March of 2001, a small portion of the park was opened to the public. The entrance to that area is located off Scenic Drive in Port Richey. This area has a picnic pavilion, tables, kiosk, self composting toilet facility, and a 1/2-mile hiking trail. The rest of the park is in the process of being developed and eventually will provide visitors with more access and extensive recreational opportunities.
Boating
Visitors can boat into the park from the west, but must launch their boats from somewhere else. The park does not have a boat launch/ramp or docks.


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Day Use Area
There is a Clivus, self composting toilet, facility located at the park and it is ADA accessible.
Trails
A small trailhead with ? mile of trail is located at the picnic area. In the future we will add more hiking trails, group camping, and marked canoe/kayak trails with a launch.
Things To Do in the Area
Riverscape Boat Tours LLC - Ocala, FLBoating
Ride silently on nature tours on the silver river. The most beautiful river in the world. We transport guests back in time to wild Florida as it was thousands of years ago - untouched and untamed. Sparkling clear water that has over a hundred feet visibility. Book the Silver River trip now as the boats fill fast.
Web Site: riverscapesboattours.com
69.9 miles from park*
Flatwater Adventure Tours - Brooksville, FLFishing Charters
Flatwater Guide has two astonishing adventures to choose from. Bass Fishing and a Nature/Scenic tour. Fish for Largemouth Bass in remote areas of the Withlacoochee River, where it's not uncommon to fish all day and not see another living soul. You could also choose a lazy canoe tour up and down the pristine Weeki Wachee Springs canoe trail where you can see tons of different fish, wildlife and see the amazing Manatees in their natural habitat.
Web Site: flatwaterguide.com/Home_Page.html
24.5 miles from park*
Red Fox Stables - Lithia, FLHorseback Riding
Riding Trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve directly behind the horse stables. Your trail ride will include a demonstration, followed by a one hour trail ride. Longer trail rides are available upon request.
Web Site: redfoxstables.com
49.6 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Chief Aripeka Travel Park
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352-686-3329


Bayshore Cove RV Park
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727-937-1661


Hickory Point MH & RV Park
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727-934-9747


Hickory Point MH & RV Park
1181 Anclote Road
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727-934-9747


Area Accommodations
Wynnhaven Riverside RV Park - Bushnell, FLCampgrounds
Wynnhaven Riverside is located on County Road 48 in the small town of Bushnell, Florida. Whether you are visiting Florida and want sun or prefer to camp in the shade of Florida's grand oak trees, we have units available for both.
Web Site: wynnhavenriverside.com
46.1 miles from park*
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The park is located in the Port Richey area of Pasco County. At this time only a start-up kit consisting of a small self-composting restroom, small picnic shelter, information kiosk, and one half mile of nature trail is available to the public from the landward side. It can be reached by turning west off of Cinema Drive and it is approximatley two tenths of a mile to the park entrance. Cinema Drive dead ends at entrance of start-up kit. The main use area of the park is scheduled to begin construction sometime after the first of the new year. That entrance will be just north of Ridge Road in Port Richey.

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Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
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