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Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park

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Nearest city  Port Richey, Florida
Phone  +1 727-816-1890
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
Location  Pasco County, Florida, United States
Governing body  Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Address  8737 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668, USA
Hours  Open today · 8AM–6:30PMMonday8AM–6:30PMTuesday8AM–6:30PMWednesday8AM–6:30PMThursday8AM–6:30PMFriday(Good Friday)8AM–6:30PMHours might differSaturday8AM–6:30PMSunday(Easter Sunday)8AM–6:30PMHours might differSuggest an edit
Management  Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located in Pasco County, Florida near Port Richey, Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. An entrance to the park is at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Cinema Drive, one mile west of the intersection of Cinema Drive/Ridge Manor Blvd. and U.S. Highway 19. The park is named, in part, for a 320 feet deep saltwater spring in the park, which is not yet easily accessible. The park includes four miles of Pasco County's coastal waters on the Gulf of Mexico.

Activities include picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. The park's wildlife include gray foxes, gopher tortoises, alligators, and West Indian Manatees, as well as about 150 species of bird. Among the park's birds are raptors, wading birds, shore birds, and migratory song birds.

The park includes a half mile nature trail, a picnic pavilion, and informational kiosk. Visitors can explore the park's waterways by boat, but there is no boat ramp as yet. The park is new, and more amenities are in the planning phase. Planned additions include hiking trails, primitive camping, group camping, picnicking and marked canoe/kayak trails. The park was named by Robert Pullen and CJ Bennett in a contest when the two were classmates at Hudson Elementary School.

The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.

References

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park Wikipedia


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