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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.