Crystal River Preserve State Park

3266 N. Sailboat Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428

352-563-0450

Discover one of Florida's most productive and biologically diverse estuaries, created by the mixing of freshwater from stunning spring-fed rivers with the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico.

Crystal River Preserve is a true mosaic. Within its borders are more than 27,500 acres of scrub, pinewoods, hardwood forests, salt marshes and mangrove islands. Much of the property is still untouched, allowing visitors a glimpse at what this area of Florida looked like centuries ago. It’s a year-round destination for hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and birdwatching. The Preserve’s wetlands play an important role in refreshing Florida’s aquifer, making the area essential for the animals and people that live in and visit these productive and diverse estuaries.

Experiences

Bicycling
Boat Tours
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Walking and Running
Wildlife Viewing

Amenities

Canoe Kayak Launch
Interpretive Exhibit
Parking
Picnic Pavilion
Restroom Facilities
Visitor Center

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