Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
8 a.m. to sunset
$2 for bicycle or pedestrian
$4 for vehicle (up to eight people)
Welcome to Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
Paddle through the tangled mangroves, tidal creeks and expansive salt marshes or take to the open waterways to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
You are welcome to bring your own kayaks and canoes or rent them at the park. Our concessionaire, Salty Dog Kayak Rentals, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
Hike our Springs Trail that winds through pine flatwoods and oak hammocks where you can see several small artesian springs and sinks. On a low tide, you can enjoy our tidal waterfall, just past Salt Spring.
Immerse yourself in our amazing history by visiting the accessible interpretive displays throughout the park.
We are a birder's paradise with several viewing stands located on our Springs and Eagle trails where you might see bald eagles, roseate spoonbills, the elusive black rail, hawks, wading birds, shorebirds and migratory songbirds galore.
Although this park protects four miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico in western Pasco County, we have no beaches or swimming area due to the mangroves lining the shoreline. Swimming is available outside the park on Durney Key, which can be reached by launching your kayak or canoe in the park. Maps are available at the kiosk as well as the concession's office.
We have three entrances to the park:
- The main entrance is located at 8737 U.S. 19, Port Richey. This entrance has restrooms, kayak/canoe launch, boardwalks, hiking trails, picnic area and concessions.
- Scenic Drive Trail Head at 10333 Scenic Drive, Port Richey, which offers a picnic pavilion, tables, informational kiosk and a short hiking trail (corner of Cinema and Scenic).
- Black Rail Trail Head is located at 6641 State Road 52.