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In the heart of Florida, you will discover its soul. Citrus County is a natural paradise with freshwater rivers and lakes, lush coastal salt marshes, and clear springs that are home to the nation's largest population of endangered manatees. Citrus County is the only place in the US where one can actually snorkel with manatees in the waterways. Located on Florida's Gulf of Mexico, Citrus County is a great place to make your accommodations and venture on day-trips to attractions and larger cities.

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Natural Explorations on the Water

Crystal River and Florida’s Citrus County are defined by water like few other places in the world. Set on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and famous for its sparking blue natural springs, it is a spectacular world of spring-fed rivers, manatee-filled bays, and a chain of lakes you’ll never forget.

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PEDAL YOUR WAY TO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking to put away some serious miles or if just want to get a little fresh air and exercise without the urban congestion, you’re in luck. Stretching through three Florida counties, the Withlacoochee State Trail is considered one of the best rails-to-trails conversions in the United States. This 46-mile conversion of an old CSX rail line provides cyclists, walkers, and equestrians a rich mixture of forest, lakes, and town views as it passes through Hernando, Inverness, and Floral City.

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EXPERIENCE LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE

Today’s Citrus County, Florida has been inhabited for thousands of years, with many different groups of people calling this part of Florida home. Our arts scene depicts a tapestry of culture and heritage representing this region of Florida and the United States. From local painters to incredible designs in glass and clay, Citrus County artisans and galleries bring together the creative energy of our land, water, and culture in designs from beautiful to whimsical.

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SHOPPING AREAS FOR BARGAIN HUNTERS

There’s a little something for everyone and every taste here with original style and unique character. Whether it’s the multitude of shops and café’s on Crystal River’s Citrus Avenue, the welcoming and carefree sidewalks of Downtown Inverness or the stunning choice of galleries in both Old Homosassa and Floral City, new surprises and delights appear in every window and through every doorway.

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In the heart of Florida, you will discover its soul. Citrus County is a natural paradise with freshwater rivers and lakes, lush coastal salt marshes:

  • and clear springs that are home to the nation's largest population of endangered manatees. Citrus County
  • is the only place in the US where one can actually snorkel with manatees in the waterways. Located on Florida's Gulf of Mexico,
  • Citrus County is a great place to make your accommodations and venture on day-trips to attractions and larger cities.

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Citrus County is a natural paradise with freshwater rivers and lakes:

  1. lush coastal salt marshes, and clear springs that are home to the nation's largest population of endangered manatees.
  2. Citrus County is the only place in the US where one can actually snorkel with manatees in the waterways.
  3. Located on Florida's Gulf of Mexico, Citrus County is a great place to make your accommodations and venture on day-trips to attractions and larger cities.
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Parks & Preserves

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Galleries

Art for every palate.

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Group Travel to The Water Lover’s Florida

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Meet a Manatee

Welcome to the Manatee Capital of The World

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Natural Explorations on the Water

Crystal River and Florida’s Citrus County are defined by water like few other places in the world. Set on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and famous for its sparking blue natural springs, it is a spectacular world of spring-fed rivers, manatee-filled bays, and a chain...

Learn More
PEDAL YOUR WAY TO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking to put away some serious miles or if just want to get a little fresh air and exercise without the urban congestion, you’re in luck. Stretching through three Florida counties, the Withlacoochee State Trail is considered one of the...

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EXPERIENCE LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE

Today’s Citrus County, Florida has been inhabited for thousands of years, with many different groups of people calling this part of Florida home. Our arts scene depicts a tapestry of culture and heritage representing this region of Florida and the United States. From...

Learn More
SHOPPING AREAS FOR BARGAIN HUNTERS

There’s a little something for everyone and every taste here with original style and unique character. Whether it’s the multitude of shops and café’s on Crystal River’s Citrus Avenue, the welcoming and carefree sidewalks of Downtown Inverness or the stunning choice of...

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Swim with the manatees, reel in Florida’s best fishing, play great golf, hike through unspoiled forests, dive for scallops, and cycle on one of America’s top-rated trails.

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Explore a Trailblazer's Paradise

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Gem of the Nature Coast. Welcome to The Manatee Capital of the World with spring-fed rivers and bays that offer an abundance of epic water activities and attract loveable manatees year-round.

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Great Golf in Every Direction

Pedal the Best Trails in Florida

SHOPPING AREAS FOR BARGAIN HUNTERS

There’s a little something for everyone and every taste here with original style and unique character. Whether it’s the multitude of shops and café’s on Crystal River’s Citrus Avenue, the welcoming and carefree sidewalks of Downtown Inverness or the stunning choice of...

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