Biting Flies Alert: Please note that it is biting flies season when you are hiking the trails within the Crystal River Preserve State Park. These insects (yellow flies, deer flies) are very active now and preventative...
Crystal Cove waters.
Native Garden at the Crystal River
Ornate Diamondback Terrapin.
Barred owl in a tree.
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
Marsh scene.
Sunset Cruise riders
Sparkling blue waters surrounded by palm fronds and other vibrant plant life.
A sun dappled path along the Native Garden overlooking the wide Crystal River.
Alert speckled faced terrapin lazes atop a soggy log.
Totally green tree filled alcove with quizical Barred owl staring large eyed from a middle branch.
In a meadow sits a Gray Hairstreak Butterfly upon a purple Whitetassel.
Meandering blue water edging up to marsh grasses.
Boat riders silhouetted dark against the bright yellow orange sunset.

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Crystal River Preserve State Park

Welcome to Crystal River Preserve State Park

A place of exceptional natural beauty, the undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters and forests of this Crystal River Preserve are especially cherished by nature lovers and photographers. The park borders 20 miles of the northern Gulf Coast between the two cities of Yankeetown and Homosassa. Visitors can hike or bicycle along seven miles of trails or study the native wildlife and plants on the two mile interpretive trail. Anglers can walk down a short path to the Mullet Hole for a relaxing afternoon of fishing. Paddlers can launch a kayak or canoe into the waters of the scenic Crystal River to see the park from the water.

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