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Cross Florida - Accessible Amenities

Cross Florida Greenways is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all visitors. Those amenities include:

  • Picnic pavilions and benches
  • Grills
  • Boundless playgrounds
  • Boat launches
  • Paved multi-use trails
  • Fishing piers
  • Accessible campsites
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Cross Florida - 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.

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Cross Florida - 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.

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Cross Florida - Canoe Kayak Launch

Use boat launches above and below Inglis Dam.

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Cross Florida - Canoeing and Kayaking

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

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Cross Florida - 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. 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.

 

All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.  A fishing license may be required.  More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.

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Cross Florida - Historic Site

The Historic Santos Recreation Area has the remnants of a former African-American community that was established in the late 1800’s. The center of the community was uprooted between the late 1920’s and mid 1930’s for the depression era sea-level Cross Florida Ship Canal that was later abandoned until it was transformed into the Cross Florida Barge Canal in the 1960’s.

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Cross Florida - Horse Equestrian Trail

There are many equestrian trails to enjoy of the Cross Florida Greenway.

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Cross Florida - Mountain Biking

There are many mountain biking opportunities all across the Cross Florida Greenway. One of the most popular are the Santos trails. For more information on these trails click here.

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Cross Florida - Pets

Well behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a maximum 6-foot, hand-held leash and owners must clean up after the animals as needed. For detailed information on pet policy, see Florida State Parks pet policy.

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Cross Florida - Picnicking

Picnicking is available at the pavilions provided or in open grassy areas as desired.

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Cross Florida - Playground

A small playground with mulch surfacing is available for day use at this location.

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Cross Florida - Walking

The Florida National Scenic Trail main orange blaze through trail runs across the Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam westward into the Ocala National Forest and eastward 1.4 miles to the Rodman Campground. The Florida Trail Association produces detailed hiking maps by segment.

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Cross Florida - Water Fountain Potable Water

Water fountains (potable water) are available at both Baseline Trailhead and Marshall Swamp Trailhead.

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Cross Florida - Wildlife Viewing

Wading birds and other aquatic avian species are regularly seen at Kenwood.  Whitetail deer, wild turkey and other species are also common.

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Cross Withlacoochee - Boating

Boating in the Cross Florida Barge Canal from Inglis Lock to the Gulf of Mexico is available in this area as well as the approximately 1.5 miles of Withlacoochee River below the Inglis Main Dam.