Top Activities and Attractions in Crystal Springs and Homosassa , Florida

If you’re planning a trip to the Homosassa Springs and Crystal River area there are many exciting activities that you won’t want to miss out on. We’ve put together some of our top most fun and interesting “must-do’s” that will make memories for a lifetime. Our personal favorite is getting up close and personal with the manatees but Crystal River has so much more!!

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

At this park, you have the option of taking a boat ride on Pepper Creek before entering the park. When you visit you’ll see animals that are native to Florida, including and apart from the Manatees

Weekiwachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee Springs Park

Not far from Homosassa is Weeki Wachee Springs. This park consists of crystal clear springs that are sure to keep you cool during the hot Florida summer months. You can swim, float in a tube, watch a mermaid show and even kayak in the springs.

Flea Market

Howard’s Flea Market

If you don’t want to spend all your time out on the water, Howard’s Flea Market offers some relief. Enjoy shopping for fun local items and finding great deals? Howard’s Flea Market is open Friday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Be sure to check out everything and see what bargains and gifts you can find.

Fort Island Gulf Beach

Fort Island Beach

Fort Island Gulf Beach includes a sandy beach, fishing and sightseeing pier, a boardwalk connecting the beach and the pier, and a boat ramp. The site includes bathrooms, outdoor showers, covered picnic tables and a grassy area on the south side of the beach. The Citrus County Boat Ramp here is Free. This launch site provides the boater with access to the Gulf of Mexico and Crystal River. 

Horseback Rymar Ranch

Horseback Ride at Rymar Ranch

Looking for something to do outside that doesn’t require getting all sandy? For a galloping good time go to Rymar Ranch. Get out doors and see more !! Why not go for a horseback ride ? Call first for reservations. 352-382-5400

Cedar Key

Cedar Key

Now this little diamond is a personal favorite of ours at Manatee Swim Center. Cedar Key is a quaint fishing village with nautical flair everywhere you go. There’s plenty of places to have a bite to eat and shop for yourself or loved ones. Plus there’s a secluded beach if you’re looking for something a little more remote and quiet. Legs getting a little tired? You have the option of renting a golf cart to motor around the village. Stay under the speed limit!!

Kayak Crystal River

Kayak on Crystal River

Crystal River is known for being home to manatees. You can spend some time kayaking on Crystal River where you have a high chance of seeing one or more of these beautiful creatures.