Citrus County Florida

Welcome to Citrus County! Find Florida's soul in our warm Gulf waters, spring-fed rivers, gentle manatees, fantastic fishing and bountiful lakes. Enjoy unspoiled natural surroundings, championship golf, unique shops, abundant history and endless aquatic adventure in The Water Lover's Florida.

Florida has more freshwater springs than any other state, and Citrus County is especially rich in these natural features. Because very large volumes of water emerge at a constant temperature all year, the estuaries that receive the outflow feel comparatively warm to manatees. The estuaries of Citrus County play host to this country's largest gathering of manatees.

One of the most popular springs is King Spring, located at the head of the Crystal River. The Homosassa Spring is found within the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and offers visitors a year-round look at manatees through the underwater viewing pavilion known as the Fishbowl.

Whether canoeing down a scenic river or lake, exploring a paddling trail or tackling some fantastic fishing from a kayak, you will find that Citrus County’s waterways yield remarkable experiences to those with a penchant for paddling.

"It's just better here." That's what you're likely to hear if you talk to an angler familiar with the rich waters of Crystal River, Homosassa and Inverness. You can bring your lightest-weight fly rod, your favorite fast-taper bass rod, your deep-sea rig or your crappie stick. No matter what kind of fishing you prefer, you'll find success somewhere in Citrus County.

Shopping in Citrus County presents a delightful interlude of treasure hunting. Our specialized stores will tempt you with period clothing and costume jewelry, timepieces, gourmet food items, outdoor sports equipment, inexpensive souvenirs, imported tea and precious collectibles that are as much fun to give as to keep. Take the time to chat with the proprietor and add a new friend to your circle.

Armed with little more than a swim mask and a snorkel, you’re ready to explore the close-in world where the rivers of Citrus County flow into the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a world of beautiful fish, interesting plant and animal life at the river’s headwaters or along the sea floor, and the winter home of manatees who favor the comparatively warmer waters here. Remember, you’re not as well insulated as a manatee, and you may want to consider a wet suit.

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Beverly Hills, Florida- Beverly Hills FL is located just off the Tsala Apopka Chain of lakes, Crystal River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Rainbow River. A bicyclists dream - the Withlacootchie State Trail The longest paved Bike trail in the state of Florida

Crystal River, Florida- Central Florida's Crystal River is one of the only places where you can swim with manatees. The springs flow at a constant 72 degrees, making the waters attractive to the sea cow in the winter.

Homosassa, Florida- On Florida's west coast, Homosassa is home to several state parks including Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where you can view manatees from an underwater observatory. At the Yulee Sugar Mill State Park, see a sugar mill used to supply troops during the Civil War.

Inverness, Florida- Located about 40 miles southwest of Ocala, race fans will love Inverness, home to the Citrus County Speedway and its figure-eight course. The city also offers a golf and country club, as well as pet-friendly Fort Cooper State Park.

Lake Panasoffkee, Florida- Natural surroundings and extensive recreational resources in the Lake Panasoffkee area provide an abundance of beauty and excitement to explore. Enjoy everything from the peaceful solitude of a spring fed slough to the thrills of some of our country’s most popular theme parks, all close enough for a daytime excursion.

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Crystal River State Park
Crystal River State Park
Covering approximately 30,000 acres the park encompasses a wide variety of natural communities consisting of saltmarsh and hammock fringed by mangroves, serving as an important nursery and feeding area for many species of animals.
Homosassa Springs
Homosassa Springs
Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily.

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