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Street Address: Silver Creek Rd & Salt Springs Rd Montrose, PA 18801
Mailing Address: c/o Lackawanna State Park Complex 1839 Abington Rd North Abington Twp, PA 18414-9785
Park Manager: James Wassell
Contact Info: 570-945-3239
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

The 405-acre Salt Springs State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, seven miles north of Montrose in Susquehanna County. Focal points of the park are the towering old growth hemlock trees, many estimated to be over 300 years old, and the rocky gorge cut by Fall Brook with its three waterfalls. The Friends of Salt Springs Park, a volunteer support group, owns 300 acres adjacent to the park’s southern border, which is also open for public access.

Things To Do ( 8 Available)

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  • camping


  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • historical_site

    Historical Places

  • fishing


  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • picnic


  • hunting


  • hiking


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    • Silver Creek Trail
      Easiest 1.13 miles
    • Hemlock - White
      More Difficult 0.27 miles
    • Hardwood - Yellow
      More Difficult 0.46 miles
    • Woodland - Blue
      Easiest 0.25 miles
    • Overlook
      Easiest 0.23 miles
    • Fall Brook Trail (Red)
      Most Difficult 0.41 miles
    • Meadow Trail
      Easiest 1.21 miles
    • Connector Trail
      Easiest 0.87 miles
    • Upland - Red
      More Difficult 0.49 miles

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