Crystal River Preserve State Park
HABITAT RESTORATION IN PROGRESS
Effective Summer 2022: Crystal River Preserve State Park is conducting a pine flatwoods restoration project. Heavy equipment may be seen along State Park Street and 7 Mile Loop Trail. Please use caution and be alert in this area. Portions of 7 Mile Loop trail may be closed during this project. For information or trail status, call the park at 352-228-6028.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
No fee required
Welcome to Crystal River Preserve State Park
Discover one of Florida's most productive and biologically diverse estuaries, where freshwater from stunning spring-fed rivers mixes with the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico.
Crystal River Preserve is a true mosaic. Within its borders are more than 27,500 acres of scrub, pinewoods, hardwood forests, salt marshes and mangrove islands. Much of the property is still untouched, allowing visitors a glimpse of what this area of Florida looked like centuries ago.
The park is a year-round destination for hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding and bird-watching. The preserve’s wetlands play an important role in refreshing Florida’s aquifer, making the area essential for Florida's wildlife and human communities.
Plan Your Visit
Boat Tours at Crystal River
Hike the Seven-Mile Loop Trail at Crystal River
Endangered Spiked Crested Coralroot Orchid
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