Experiences & Amenities
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 along the trails on Inglis Island.
Boating in Lake Rousseau is available on the upstream side of the Inglis Dam.
- Numerous underwater obstructions (submerged stumps) are located throughout Lake Rousseau. Navigating and staying within the marked navigation channels is strongly recommended.
Boating in the Withlacoochee River and Cross Florida Barge Canal is available below the Inglis Dam/Spillway.
- 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 tides and spillway discharges.
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.
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.
Numerous geocaches have been placed all along the Cross Florida Greenway. Locations are available via the various geocaching websites available online.
The Cross Florida Greenway is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to visitors.
These amenities include:
- 2.3-mile-long, 12-foot-wide paved multi-use trail.
- Accessible picnic/fishing pavilions.
- Accessible parking.
- Accessible boat ramp.
Service animals are welcome in all areas of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.
There is parking and a boat ramp 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.
Pets are welcome at Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. All pets must be on a hand-held, 6-foot leash at all times. Pets may not be left unattended.
- Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.
- Service animals are allowed in all areas of the park.
- See our Pet Policy.