3400 N Museum Point, Crystal River, Fl (352)795-3817
Hours: 9AM to 5PM Thurs thru Mon
Learn about the native Floridians including pottery and impressive ceremonial mounds. This pre-Columbian, Florida native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, plaza area and substantial middens.
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife and children’s programs. Parking is located on W Fishbowl Dr, across from the gift shop.
Manatee Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located six miles west of Chiefland on SR 320, off US 19. Manatee Spring is a first magnitude spring that flows directly into the Suwannee River by way of a short run.
The Goethe trail system extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.