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Cross Florida Greenway - Inglis Island Trails

 Activities at Cross Florida Greenway - Inglis Island Trails

Bicycling

Bicycling

The unpaved, multi-use trails on the island are suitable for mountain biking.

Birding

Birding

The Inglis Island trails are featured as a location along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. These trails offer an ideal setting in which to observe native and migratory species of birds.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

Boat launches at Inglis Dam Recreation Area and the Florida Marine Patrol Station provide access to Lake Rousseau and the Withlacoochee River/Cross Florida Barge Canal.

Boating

Boating

In addition to boating on Lake Rousseau, the boat launch below the dam allows boaters and anglers access to the Withlaloochee River, barge canal and  Gulf of Mexico.

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Use boat launches above and below Inglis Dam.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & kayaking can be enjoyed on Lake Rousseau on upstream side of the Inglis Dam and below the dam on the Withlacoochee River and the Cross Florida Barge Canal.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity in this area of the Greenway. From the Inglis Dam Recreation Area, there is great freshwater fishing to be had on Lake Rousseau, a prime spot for bass and bream and below the dam there are fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities. There are several bank-fishing spots in the area for both fresh and saltwater fishing.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hikers are welcome to enjoy the Inglis Island’s unpaved, multi-use trails.

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horseback riding is permitted on Inglis Island’s unpaved, multi-use trails, however, since the equestrian parking area is gate-locked, equestrian trail users are requested to make arrangements in advance of the arrival date by calling the Greenway’s West Region Office: (352) 447-1720, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that Florida law requires proof of current negative Coggins test for horses. While helmets are recommended for all riders, state law requires that riders of age 16 and under wear helmets.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

The unpaved, multi-use trails on the island are suitable for mountain biking.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a maximum six-foot, hand-held leash. Owners must clean up after the animals as needed. Detailed information on pet policy,

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic pavilions are availalbe at Inglis Dam, Inglis Island, Felburn Park Trailhead and Withlacoochee Bay Trail.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Picnic tables are availalbe at Inglis Dam, Inglis Island, Felburn Park Trailhead and Withlacoochee Bay Trail.

Playground

Playground

There is a playground at the Felburn Park Trailhead.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

At this time, the only restroom on Inglis Island is a portable facility at Inglis Dam.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Opportunities are plentiful for viewing and nature photography in this area.