Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
Visitors can enjoy fishing and paddling the inlets and bayous that wander through the salt marsh. Visitors are welcome to bring their own kayaks or canoes or rent them here through our onsite concessionaire. The Salt Spring looks small, but it is an amazing 351 feet deep, to our knowledge to date. Gray fox, gopher tortoises, and dolphins call this park and its waters home. Birdwatchers can enjoy sighting Bald Eagles, Roseate Spoonbills, the elusive Black Rail, a Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk (named Lue), as well as other raptors, wading birds, shore birds, and migratory songbirds. Although this park protects four miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico in western Pasco County, due to the mangroves lining the shoreline we have no beaches or swimming area. 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.