Crystal Cove & Mullet Hole

Driving Directions

The Crystal Cove and Mullet Hole portions of the Crystal River Preserve State Park provide a network of short easily hikable forested trails through with access to a salt-water canal to the Crystal River, salt-water marsh and a fresh-water pond.  The area is popular for people and birds interested in fishing.  Look for Spotted Sandpipers at low-tide and keep an eye (and an ear) out for Clapper Rails and Least Bitterns in the salt-water marsh.  A great place for warblers during the spring migration.  Don’t be suprised if you here a loud breath from the water.  That would be a manatee.