Experiences & Amenities
Mirror Installation at CR 475 & CR 475-A Underpasses
Paved trail users and equestrians riding in the vicinity of CR 475 and CR 475-A underpasses should be aware that the Cross Florida Greenway has installed convex mirrors at CR 475 and CR 475-A to aid in seeing opposing bicycle and equestrian traffic. The mirrors are intended to improve your situational awareness at these locations. Please use them to your advantage and report any maintenance issues to 352-236-7143.
Country Club Boulevard - Public Access Closure
The former public access to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation and Conservation Area (CFG) at Northeast 140th Street (aka Country Club Boulevard) is closed due to its status as a private road. No public greenway access is available at that location; however, access to that area of the CFG is available approximately five miles to the south at the Gore’s Landing Recreation area that is maintained and operated by Marion County Parks and Recreation.
The Inglis Island trails are featured as a location along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. These trails offer an ideal setting in which to observe native and migratory species of birds.
Boating in the Cross Florida Barge Canal from Inglis Lock to the Gulf of Mexico is available in this area as well as the approximately 1.5 miles of Withlacoochee River below the Inglis Main Dam.
Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on Lake Rousseau on the upstream side of the Inglis Dam and below the dam on the Withlacoochee River and the Cross Florida Barge Canal.
Fishing is a popular activity in this area of the Greenway. From the Inglis Dam Recreation Area, there is great freshwater fishing to be had on Lake Rousseau, a prime spot for bass and bream. Below the dam there are fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities. There are several bank-fishing spots in the area for both fresh and saltwater fishing.
- 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.
There are many mountain biking opportunities all across the Cross Florida Greenway. One of the most popular are the Santos trails.
Picnicking is available at the pavilions or in open grassy areas as desired.
The Florida National Scenic Trail main orange blaze through trail runs across the Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam westward into the Ocala National Forest and eastward 1.4 miles to the Rodman Campground.
- The Florida Trail Association produces detailed hiking maps by segment.
Wading birds and other aquatic avian species are regularly seen at Kenwood. White-tailed deer, wild turkey and other species are also common.
Horse Equestrian Trail
There are many equestrian trails to enjoy on the Cross Florida Greenway.
Boat launches at Inglis Dam Recreation Area and the Florida Marine Patrol Station provide access to Lake Rousseau and the Withlacoochee River/Cross Florida Barge Canal.
Canoe Kayak Launch
Use boat launches above and below Inglis Dam.
Cross Florida Greenways is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all visitors. Those amenities include:
- Picnic pavilions and benches
- Boundless playgrounds
- Boat launches
- Paved multi-use trails
- Fishing piers
- Accessible campsites
The Historic Santos Recreation Area has the remnants of a former African-American community that was established in the late 1800s. The center of the community was uprooted between the late 1920s and mid-1930s for the Depression era sea-level Cross Florida Ship Canal that was later abandoned until it was transformed into the Cross Florida Barge Canal in the 1960s.
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, see Florida State Parks pet policy.
A small playground with mulch surfacing is available for day use at this location.
Water fountains (potable water) are available at both Baseline Trailhead and Marshall Swamp Trailhead.