Preserves and Parks in Citrus County, FL

Parks & Preserves

Open Space to Explore

Nearly half of the land area of Florida’s Citrus County is publicly held providing vast stretches of open space for you to explore. Major parks and preserves include the Crystal River Preserve State Park, the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, the Crystal River and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuges, the Saint Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve, the expansive Withlacoochee State Forest, the 46 mile long Withlacoochee State Trail, Fort Cooper State Park and the Southwest Florida Water Management District Preserves on the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes near Inverness.

Thrill of A Lifetime

The warm springs of Citrus County are an extremely popular refuge for endangered West Indian manatees. The springs allow the manatees to escape winter’s cold and serve as a place where many manatees come to mate, and then birth and nurse their young. The waters of...

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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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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...

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