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 2/10ths of a mile.

sea kayaking
1 month ago

Great place to launch off on a kayak. You have two options, go through the springs or head out past the mangrove islands to the gulf. We have seen birds and dolphins when we have been out. Kayak rentals are available for single or tandem. Last boat rental launches at 3pm. Lift jackets and a map are provided.

Another reviewer wrote the other, southern, portion to be small. This, however, is the small portion of the Werner- Boyce trail system. It's entrance is located behind, and near, the Hollywood 18 theatre. It is a short loop that showcases the diversity of Florida's natural beauty. I recommend it for anyone looking to get away for a short hike or to sit on one of the provided benches along the trail and appreciate the sounds of nature around you.

This section of the Werner Boyce Salt Springs Park was ravaged by fire a few years back. There were many fire breaks cut and the trails left in rough shape. There is plenty of growth and wildlife now but, during high tide and after a good bit of rain, the trails are almost impossible to travel. The Park Ranger at the southern springs entrance, off US19 near Stone Road, assured my wife and I that it was slated for repair and a face lift "soon". It was also acknowledged by the Park Ranger that this section would be connected to the entrance off Scenic Drive near Cinema Drive. I look forward to this parks further development.

My wife and I have hiked this park many times since it opened. The improvements made thus far have been amazing. It is well kept and now features beautiful trails, kayak and canoe rentals, and a bath house. Great for families to explore. Has a lovely picnic area and several benches or covered tables along the trails. It's so nice to have this gem in our area. I can't wait to see the northern section (Black Rail Trail) finished as well. Bring bug spray in the wet season and enjoy!!

New boardwalks and trail expansions were added since this park opened several years ago. They also rent kayaks now and have kayak dollies available for those bringing their own boats. Nice kayak launch.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

it was okay it's very small though.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

walking
Sunday, June 09, 2013