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Crystal River Florida Area Public Parks


Crystal River is a great place to live and a great place to visit. The vast array of public, city, county and state parks offer many wonderful ways to spend your leisure time.


Crystal River Creative Community Playground
123 North West Highway 19
Crystal River, Florida

The Creative Community Playground offers recreational activities for residents and visitors of Crystal River. This playground has a gazebo, picnic areas and public restrooms.

LeGrone Park
425 South East 8th Ave
Crystal River, Florida

LeGrone Park has a tennis court, a softball field and public restrooms

Yeoman Park
3600 Turkey Oak Dr
Crystal River Florida

This park is a walking trail park with many winding trails and a public restroom.

Copeland Park
850 North East 3rd Street
Crystal River, Florida

Copeland Park has a playground, a basketball court, an open dining area and a public restroom.

Hunter's Spring Park
104 North East 1st Ave
Crystal River, Florida

This park has a beach area, a volleyball court, picnic area and public restrooms.

Big Shoals State Park
White Springs, FL 32096-0435; (386) 397-4331

Cedar Key Museum State Park
Cedar Key, FL 32625; (352) 543-5350

Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Cedar Key, FL 32625; (352) 543-5567

Crystal River Archaeological State ParkFor 1,600 years, beginning around 200 B.C., these 14 acres were an imposing prehistoric ceremonial center for Florida's Native Americans. These people traveled great distances to the complex to bury their dead with ceremony and to participate in trade activities. It is estimated that 7,500 Indians might have visited the complex annually. This six-mound complex, built by the cultural group called pre-Columbian mound builders, is considered one of the longest continually occupied sites in Florida. Visitors can tour the visitor center/museum and see an 8-minute interpretive video that is well worth watching for a better understanding of the site's past.
Crystal River, FL 34428; (352) 795-3817

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Gainesville, FL 32653; (352) 955-2008

Fanning Springs State Park
Fanning Springs, Fl 32626; (352) 463-3420

Fort Cooper State Park
Inverness, FL 34450-6913; (352) 726-0315

Gainesville- Hawthorne Trail State Park
Gainesville, FL 32601; (352) 466-3397

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL 34446; (352) 628-5343

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Fort White, FL 32038; (386) 497-2511

Manatee Springs State Park
Chiefland, FL 32626; (352) 493-6072

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Cross Creek, FL 32640; (352) 466-3672

Nature Coast Trail State Park
Chiefland, FL 32626; (352) 493-6072

O'Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park
High Springs, FL 32643; (386) 454-1853

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Micanopy, FL 32667; (352) 466-3397

Rainbow Springs State Park
Dunnellon, FL 34432; (352) 489-8503

River Rise Preserve State Park
High Springs, FL 32643; (904) 454-1853

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Gainesville, FL 32653; (352) 955-2008

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
Cedar Key, FL 32625; (352) 543-5567

Withlacoochee Trail State Park
Inverness, FL 34450-6913; (352) 726-0315

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
Crystal River, FL 34428; (352) 795-3817The Yulee Sugar Mills Ruins Historic State Park in Homosassa, Florida provides visitors a glimpse into the area's history. Standing by the side of West Yulee Drive the forty-foot limestone masonry chimney, the iron gears, and cane press draws attention. They are the remnants of the once thriving 5,100 acre plantation, “Marquerita” owned by David Levy Yulee. The steam driven sugar mill began operation in 1851 and worked until 1864 when union blockades destroyed the plantation house. Visitors can learn about the making of sugar from several interpretive panels stationed around the mill structure or relax and picnic beneath the dense canopy of live oaks.