Crystal River Preserve State Park
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.
It’s 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
Hike the Seven-Mile Loop Trail at Crystal River
Endangered Spiked Crested Coralroot Orchid
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