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Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway — Inglis Island Trails
Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River, the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Barge Canal. This 110-mile corridor encompasses a variety of natural habitats and offers an array of trails and recreation areas where visitors can experience Florida’s premier greenway.
The Inglis Island Trails are located in the Cross Florida Greenway’s West Region. Inglis Island was developed as part of the construction of the Inglis Lock and Barge Canal during the 1960’s. This island, approximately 1200 acres, is situated between Inglis Lock and Dam. The recreation area at the dam provides access to the trails. The trails offer views of the island’s natural communities which include cypress swamp, pine flatwoods and mixed hardwood hammocks.
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian
Trail Surface: Unpaved
Nearby Towns: Crystal River
Notes: All trails on the island are unpaved and are shared by hikers, bikers and equestrians. Please follow appropriate trail etiquette for shared trails. For equestrian access, please contact the West Region Field Office to make prior arrangements.
Boat launches at Inglis Dam Recreation Area and the Florida Marine Patrol Station provide access to Lake Rousseau and the Withlacoochee River/Cross Fla. Barge Canal. There are also several bank-fishing spots in the area for both fresh and saltwater fishing.
Improvements to the recreational facilities in this area will be taking place during 2002. Among the additions, potable water and restrooms are scheduled to be available at Inglis Dam Recreation Area by early 2003. Contact the West Region Field Office for the current status of these improvements.
Inglis Dam Recreation Area
- From Crystal River, head north on US 19/98 approximately 5 miles until you reach W Riverwood Drive. Take a right and follow W. Riverwood Drive to the Inglis Dam Recreation Area.
- From Inglis, head south on US 19/98 approximately 1/2 mile past the barge canal bridge to Cornflower Drive (left hand side of road). Take a left and follow to W. Riverwood Drive. Take another left and follow W. Riverwood Drive to Inglis Dam Recreation Area.
Office of Greenways and Trails
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway – West Region Field Office (Inglis) 352-447-1720
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway – Headquarters (Ocala) 352-236-7143