Come enjoy the beautiful weather we have here in Florida on the Cross Florida Greenway! With more than 70,000+ acres and 290 miles of trails for bikers, hikers and equestrians, there is plenty to explore. And for our water lovers, we have many paddling opportunities along the Ocklawaha and Withlacoochee rivers. This is the perfect time of year to be out on the water! Or if you prefer, come...
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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
- Boundless playgrounds
- Boat launches
- Paved multi-use trails
- Fishing piers
- Accessible campsites
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.
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.
Cross Florida - Canoe Kayak Launch
Use boat launches above and below Inglis Dam.
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.
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.
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.
Cross Florida - Horse Equestrian Trail
There are many equestrian trails to enjoy of the Cross Florida Greenway.
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.
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.
Cross Florida - Picnicking
Picnicking is available at the pavilions provided or in open grassy areas as desired.
Cross Florida - Playground
A small playground with mulch surfacing is available for day use at this location.
Cross Florida - Walking
Cross Florida - Water Fountain Potable Water
Water fountains (potable water) are available at both Baseline Trailhead and Marshall Swamp Trailhead.
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.
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.