Crystal River Preserve State Park

3266 N. Sailboat Ave.
Crystal River, FL 34428- Map It
Phone: (352) 563-0450

AAA Editor Notes

Crystal River Preserve State Park, 2 mi. n. on US 19 to 3266 N. Sailboat Ave., covers 20 miles along the Gulf Coast and features several nature trails, a 9-mile loop bicycle trail, a day-use fishing area and a visitor center with aquariums, reptile exhibits and dioramas. A 1.5-hour heritage-eco boat tour and sunset cruise also are available; arrive early for tours as they sell out quickly. Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted.
Free. Boat tours $15; $10 (ages 7-12). Sunset cruise $20; $15 (ages 7-12). Boat tours payable by cash or check only.
Hours: Trail heads open daily 8-dusk. Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Heritage-Eco Boat Tour Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10:30 and 1:30 (weather permitting), Labor Day-Memorial Day. Sunset cruise departs twice monthly, Oct.-May; once monthly, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm boat tour schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.