Disclaimer Each BoatTrail is thoroughly tested by Wetsocks team members and the route is selected to provide the boater with the safest and fastest path to the selected destination. However, safe use of any BoatTrail in this guide requires practice and good sense. Rocks are everywhere!
Salt River (Homosassa River to St. Martin River) Google Earth KML file Load this file to Google Earth to view the best boat position while on your computer.
Salt River (Homosassa River to St. Martin River) GPX file Load this file to your GPS receiver to help correctly position your boat while on the water.
Salt River (Homosassa River to St. Martin River) Description
The Salt River runs from the Homosassa River to the Crystal River. The section between the Homosassa River and the St. Martins River is easy to travel and only has a single dangerous spot (see map note #2). This section of the Salt River is an excellent route choice when putting a boat in at the Homosassa but wanting to enjoy the excellent rivers to the north such as the Little Homosassa, St. Martin’s, and Fish Creek.
Salt River (Homosassa River to St. Martin River) Map Notes
Match the note number to the number on the map for navigation warnings on a particular area.
1. This is the entrance to the Salt River. Watch for the island on the east side of the entrance. It is sometimes submerged and could cause a navigation hazard.
2. This is a tricky, shallow, and narrow spot. The channel is mostly located along the east bank of the river. However a couple tight turns are required to skirt between two oyster bars. Look for the private channel markers.
3. The Salt River meets the St. Martins River and the channel is a bit twisty. Slow down and follow the private navigation aids.
4. This is the John Brown Park boat ramp.