General FAQs

There is no campground within the park, but lodging is available nearby. 

Restrooms available at Admin office and by parking area, 3266 N Sailboat Avenue

In the case of operator cancellation due to weather or unforseen circumstances guest will receive a full refund.

Dogs are permitted in the park as long as they are on a leash.

 Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N Sailboat Ave
Crystal River, FL 34428 

 Maps are available, use the following link to download a digitial PDF version.


Activities FAQs

There are multiple activities within the park including kayaking and numerous trails. For more information: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-preserve-state-park/experiences-amenities-0

No, swimming is not permitted within the preserve.

The Visitor Center is located at the Crystal River Archeological Site next door.


Boat Tour FAQs

Restrooms available at Admin office and by parking area

Only service animals are allowed on the tours.

Boat tour and pontoon rentals are located in the Marina section of the park near the entrance.

There is no manatee tour.

Tour goes up river to archeological site then back down river, past the park and to shell island

By going online to the Reservations page or calling reservations at 855-613-2777

For the safety of our guests, boat tours are not offered from June to September due to the significant amount of boat traffic for scallop season.

Yes, narration done by an onboard naturalist.

Our boat is ADA friendly, but not built to full ADA standards. Power scooters and other large mobility equipment may not be compatible with our boarding ramp. Compact wheelchairs are preferred. Please call ahead if you have questions about your specific equipment.

Yes, with one weeks notice and up to 25 guests.

  • A leisurely 1.5-hour professionally narrated boat tour on the 24-passenger vessel Monroe.
  • A 1 hour cruise to see the sun set over the gorgeous estuary (minimum of 2 passengers).
  • A private Eco Heritage Tour is available for large groups up to 24 passengers.

To view tour times and dates, please visit https://crystalriverpreserveadventures.com/reservations/

Boat tours are by reservation only. Need to be done online https://crystalriverpreserveadventures.com/reservations/ or by calling reservations at 855-613-2777

Food and drink are ok to bring aboard, but please respect the vessel and the park by properly disposing of packaging and waste. You may not bring your own alcohol aboard the vessel.