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Crystal River Preserve State Park

3266 N Sailboat Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-6205
+1 352-228-6028
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“boat tour” (17 reviews)
“eco boat” (5 reviews)
“mullet” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3266 N Sailboat Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-6205
+1 352-228-6028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State Park run by a few rangers and LOTS of volunteers. ride along the Crystal River at walking pace on one of the, silent, electric powered boats or take a ride in the truck pulled land train. And this is just to get to park...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We walked the 7 mile loop trail on a Saturday with not much more to do because other area closed on weekend. Maybe another time of year preserve trail a nice walk but not in April. Saw a crab in the water, an armadillo and...More

Thank retired27
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Found this by accident- it's near the Archeological Park. Bring a pole and fish. Nice little trails through the woods around the Mullet Pond (but watch out for snakes- we saw a water moccasin!). There is also a kayak launch too. Very pretty park. Compost...More

Thank adventuresofmom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were among the 20 or so people who took the Crystal River State Park cruise which was absolutely delightful. The narration by a park ranger was first-rate, and we spotted an eagle spreading its wings high above the river on a palm tree branch,...More

Thank Arline Z
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This park has some beautiful hiking trails. I saw a gator, turtles and many birds on a bike ride around some of the shorter trails. There's a 7 mile loop trail suitable for off-road biking and for hiking but I didn't have time on this...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I previously rated this park with a glowing review. But, we went back this past week and the small picnic area has been closed. They used to have a picnic table on the point across from the office and museum. It had a beautiful view...More

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped by and checked out the visitor's center, then took a nice walk to Mullett Hole. Good place to stretch your legs.

Thank KevinM495
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We decided to spend the fee for the boat ride in the Crystal River and out a short way into the Gulf. Our guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. Its hard to get too much about this beautiful area - I could have stayed there...More

Thank Kadie O
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Took a very nice cruise that was well narrated by 1st mate with addition comments from the Captain. Between the two of them they were able to answer every question. We saw manatees, dolphins, and numerous birds, while we learned about the history of the...More

Thank LGP910
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took the eco walk trail. It's an unpaved 2ish mile trail right off Curtis Tool Road. We were able to see an armadillo (a first for us) right off the trail. The sun can make it pretty hot and it doesn't...More

Thank Allison W
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Are there primitive camping sites available in the park?
23 April 2017|
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Response from realflorida | Property representative |
There is not a camping option at the Crystal River Preserve. The closest primitive camping near water is in the little town of Chassahowitska 15 miles south at the Chassahowiska campground (county owned, concession run) or... More
Hi Is there any tubing in this area? Thanks Dee
3 March 2017|
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Response from Karianne H | Reviewed this property |
Itchnatucky springs about an hour north does
Christie B
Is there parking for a 40 ft RV?
16 December 2016|
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Response from Dot S | Reviewed this property |
I think you could go to the right when you arrive at the building. There is a small park on the other side of the canal where I think you could turn around and park. They launch boats there so I'm guessing it wouldn't be a... More