Little is left today but a few bricks of the Confederate Civil War Salt Works. But, standing here looking out on the old pond from which water for the salt was drawn during the war, it is easy to let your imagination draw you back in time. You can almost smell the gun powder, almost hear the sounds of the cannons on board the United States Bark "Kingfisher" anchored just offshore in St. Joseph Bay.
Although the Saltworks was destroyed on that fateful day in 1862, the site has been reborn for the enjoyment of those who come to discover the Old Saltworks Cabins. This special hide-a-way preserves the beauty and quiet solitude that makes this area so special
Located on the shores of St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, at Cape San Blas,the Old Saltworks Cabins are an ideal vacation destination offering kayaking, canoeing, surf-fishing, birding, swimming, beach walking, shell collecting, nature photography and a variety of other outdoor adventures.
Nature trails and mini-museum are provided for the exclusive use of our cabin guests. You can explore the pristine waters of St. Joseph Bay and enjoy the beach on the Gulf of Mexico at Cape San Blas.
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*** THE BIKE TRAIL IS NOW OPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE STATE PARK!!!***
Enjoy the beautiful ride with views of the Gulf, Beaches, and the Bay...best of both beautiful worlds!