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Crystal River Preserve State Park

3266 N. Sailboat Avenue

A place of exceptional natural beauty, the undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters and forests of this Crystal River Preserve are especially cherished by nature lovers and photographers. The park borders 20 miles of the northern Gulf Coast between the two cities of Yankeetown and Homosassa. Visitors can hike or bicycle along seven miles of trails or study the native wildlife and plants on the two mile interpretive trail. Anglers can walk down a short path to the Mullet Hole for a relaxing afternoon of fishing. Paddlers can launch a kayak or canoe into the waters of the scenic Crystal River to see the park from the water.


Fa Bian

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Free Park with trails and kayak ramp. Parking is also free. The staff in the visitor center is really awesome. You can learn much about the crystal river and watch a documentation. The boat tour ($15/person) takes 90 minutes. You can see many wild animals like alligatores, manatees or eagles.

Backpackerwdogs 1

Monday, July 30, 2018
Great place to see the Manatees during the winter.

Hilary Ramos

Friday, March 2, 2018
Nice walking area would've loved to see an alligator (maybe I'd react different if I did lol) but i was visiting from Texas loved it!

Phyllis Willet

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Tried to take the 7 mlle hike/bike loop but had to turn around after less than a half mile. Water puddles were everywhere, several in our short stretch, deep and all the way across road. I know it just rained couple nights ago, but even in dry weather trail would be in need of much repair

william chepren

Saturday, April 28, 2018
" A great place to visit.....nice walkways all throughout the area....."

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