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Cross Florida - Accessible Amenities

The Cross Florida Greenway is committed to “Access for All” and provides a variety of accessible amenities to all visitors. Those amenities include:

  • 2.3-mile long, 12-foot wide paved multi-use trail
  • Accessible Picnic/Fishing Pavilions
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
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Cross Florida - Bicycling

Cyclists can enjoy the 2.3-mile long paved multi-use trail on Inglis Island or the 7.6 miles of natural surface trails available there as well.

Helmets are recommended for all cyclists on our trails. Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

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Cross Florida - Birding

Inglis Island is a designated segment of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail in Citrus County. Wading birds and waterfowl are commonly seen along the shoreline of Lake Rousseau as well as upland avian species throughout the trails on Inglis Island.

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Cross Florida - Boat Ramp

There is a boat ramp and parking on the upstream side of the Inglis Dam that provides access to Lake Rousseau and another ramp on the lower parking area below the dam that provides boat access to the approximately 1-mile long Withlacoochee River segment that connects to the Cross Florida Barge Canal.

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Cross Florida - Fishing

Fishing is available from the shoreline pavilions on the upstream/freshwater, Lake Rousseau side of the Inglis Dam or the downstream/brackish side of the dam/spillway.

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 - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. The Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour challenge is specially designed for children. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

Numerous Geocaches have been placed all along the Cross Florida Greenway. Locations are available via the various geo-caching websites available online.

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Cross Florida - Hiking Nature Trail

Hikers can enjoy the 2.3-mile long paved multi-use trail on Inglis Island or the 7.6 miles of natural surface trails available there as well.

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Cross Florida - Horse Equestrian Trail

Equestrians can enjoy the 7.6 miles of multi-use natural surface trails available on Inglis Island. Access to the Island for equine trailer parking can be obtained by calling the Greenway Inglis Lock office (352) 447-1720 in advance or the Greenway Ocala office at (352) 236-7143.

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Cross Florida - Mountain Biking

Mountain Bikers can enjoy the 2.3 mile long paved multi-use trail on Inglis Island or the 7.6 miles of natural surface trails available there as well.

Helmets are recommended for all cyclists on our trails. Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

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Cross Florida - Parking

Paved parking areas are located on the upper/upstream side of the Inglis Dam and on the lower/downstream side of the dam and spillway.

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Cross Florida - Pets

Well-behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a maximum 6-foot, handheld leash. 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 - Picnic Pavilion

Covered picnic shelters are located along the Lake Rousseau shoreline at the upper parking area and another large pavilion is located on the Inglis Island (north) side of the Inglis Dam/Spillway.

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Cross Florida - Picnicking

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

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Cross Florida - Restroom Facilities

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

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Cross Florida - Roller Blading

In-line skating is available on the 2.3-mile long paved multi-use trail segment on Inglis Island located to the north side of the Inglis Dam/Spillway area.

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Cross Florida - Walking

Walkers can enjoy the 2.3-mile long paved multi-use trail on Inglis Island or the 7.6 miles of natural surface trails available there as well.

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Cross Florida - Wheelchair Accessible

The Inglis Dam parking areas, pavilions and paved trail on Inglis Island are all wheelchair accessible.

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Cross Florida - Wildlife Viewing

The best wildlife viewing in this part of the Greenway is on Inglis Island via the paved and unpaved trails that traverse it. Deer, turkey, bobcat and various species of birds and reptiles are often seen here.

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Inglis Dam - Boating

Boating in Lake Rousseau is available on the upstream side of the Inglis Dam. Notice- Numerous underwater obstructions (submerged stumps) are located throughout Lake Rousseau. Therefore, navigating and staying within the marked navigation channel/s is strongly recommended.

Boating in the Withlacoochee River and Cross Florida Barge Canal is available below the Inglis Dam/Spillway. Notice- This area is tidally influenced and affected by discharges of water from the Inglis Dam/Spillway. There are submerged rocky areas within the Withlacoochee River that boat operators should be aware of dependent upon tide/s and spillway discharges.