Florida Springs Guide: Crystal River and Springs

Crystal River and Springs

Ocala National Forest Visitor Center
10863 E. Highway 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488
352-625-7470 or 352-669-3522

Crystal River is located in Citrus County and runs from the town of Crystal River west seven miles toward the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal River Springs is a cluster of 30 springs designated as a first-magnitude system. A first-magnitude system discharges 100 cubic feet or more of water per second, which equals about 64 millions of gallons of water per day! Because of this discharge amount, the Crystal River Springs group is the second largest springs group in Florida, the first being Spring Creek Springs in Wakulla County near Tallahassee.

Park Activities

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Manatee and other wildlife viewing
  • Picnic area


Hours of Operation n/a

Park Fees

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