Experiences & Amenities
Anglers may catch saltwater and freshwater fish in designated areas.
Explore the park in a new and challenging way. Experienced Geocachers have requested permission to hide caches containing trinkets, treasures or information in various places around the park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
The beautiful Crystal River can be your sparkling backdrop for a quiet, serene ceremony. There is a small campfire area with benches near the river and a temple mound stands majestically behind the bride and groom. Alternatively, you can use the paved walkway for an aisle with the sunset as a backdrop for a perfect evening ceremony.
For a more intimate ceremony, climb the stairs to the top of the temple mound where a platform allows for a beautiful view of the Crystal River. The area close to the river can accommodate up to 100 guests. A campfire circle area can accommodate up to 50 people. The temple mound platform only has seating for 10 but can be standing room for 20.
- Please call our wedding coordinator for a quote at 352-795-3817.
The area within the park has been largely altered by humans. Clearings associated with the mound complex are adjacent to a dense tree line that works well for bird-watching. The site is listed as a birding area in the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. It is one of four ADA accessible birding sites in Citrus County.
Crystal River Archaeological State Park is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of our visitors.
These amenities include:
- Video Room inside the museum.
- Picnic facilities with tables and grills, with a reasonable accommodation.
Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.
The primary purpose of this site is to preserve and interpret the mound structures, burial areas and the lifeways of the coastal dwellers who used the area in ancient times. The visitor center/museum displays artifacts related to the site and provides a few comparisons with what was occurring in other parts of the world during similar time periods.
- The museum is open Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Crystal River Archaeological State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half-hour.
- Dogs are not permitted in the visitor center/museum.
- See our Pet Policy.