I'm Captain Larry Hendrix a
professional fishing guide fishing daily putting customers on
fish. I fish out of the Crystal River and Homosassa,
Florida area. I offer flats, inshore, and offshore trips, to
House your schedule and budget. You can ride in comfort in
my 24' Sailfish center console, which I use for offshore and
inshore. I also have a 16' G3 center console for flats trips.
This will seat two and is an adventurous choice, as well as the
Whether you are new to fishing or an experienced angler I can
ensure you will have a great time with your friends and family.
I can arrange multiple boat trips if you have a larger party.
Booking a trip is easy on my website. Simply fill out the Reservation
Form or call me to make sure I have the dates available? you
are requesting. I do get busy at certain times of the year and
recommend you book in advance. If you would like to know the
best time to book for great fishing, then give me a call, or
and I will guide you with the best way to go.
River Market Day with Art
On the second Saturday of each month, Crystal River hosts Market
Day with art. It's a two day event at Heritage Village on Citrus
Avenue in downtown Crystal River. You can buy fresh produce,
seafood, herbs and flowers, and also fine art, antiques, and
much more. There are many vendors of interest who take the time
to talk and introduce you to their particular line. You can park
at one of the restaurants, have lunch, and go to the festival.
State Archeological Site
N. Museum Point
Crystal River, Florida 34428
first humans arrived in Florida about 14,000 years ago. They
found a land that extended far out into the Gulf of Mexico. The
present Citrus County shore line was at that time almost 200
feet above sea level. The Crystal River Archaeological State
Park gives the first glimpse at the earliest settlements in
Citrus County. For approximately 1,600 years (200 B.C. until
A.D. 1400), people of the Deptford culture appear to have
occupied this site. The 14 acre, six mound complex is one of the
most imposing prehistoric ceremonial centers on Florida's west
8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Center: 8:00 a.m. until sundown, closed on weekends
$3.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct
change is required. Limit eight people per vehicle.
$2.00 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in
vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL 34446
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from
the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park
showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black
bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American
crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three
times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and
other native animals are featured. Recreational opportunities
include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park
features a children's education center that provides hands-on
experiences about Florida's environment. Transportation from the
visitor center on U.S. 19 to the West Entrance is available by
tram or boat. The park has two concessionaire-operated gift
shops and a concessionaire-operated café with a selection of
beverages and snacks. Please plan three to four hours to tour
the park. Check the Ranger Programs for a list of interactive
events throughout the park each day.
a.m. until 5:30 p.m., 365 days a year
counters close at 4:00 p.m.
6 through 12 (tax included) $5.00
Children 5 and
Educational Programs at the Park
Encounters: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Programs: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Alligator/Hippopotamus Program at 12:30 p.m.
Plantation Golf Resort & Spa
Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, you’ll find an exclusive central
Florida golf resort featuring 27 holes of competitive and
challenging golf originally designed by highly regarded course
architect Mark Mahannah. Fifty years ago, Mahannah set out to
create a rewarding course in the traditional “Florida” style
with a variety of water and bunker obstacles. The course has
certainly aged well, with an assortment of challenging fairways
lined by mature emerald pine and oak trees native to the region,
and water hazards on 21 of the course’s 27 holes.
16000 W. Fort
This is the
only public beach in the area. This is a 1,000-foot beach with
picnic facilities and concessions. Lifeguards are on duty from
Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is a boat ramp and dock
accessibility. There is also a fishing pier. It is open daylight
to 9:30 PM. Turn west on Fort Island Trail and follow to the
end, approximately 9 miles. This is a free facility.
Canoe & Kayak Trail
Coast Canoe and Kayak Trail is 17 miles long and begins on the
Salt River off Crystal River (near the Marine Science Station on
Hwy. 44 , west of Hwy. 19). The trail follows markers on the
Salt River south, to the Homosassa River. At this point the
trail goes east on the Homosassa River, a few hundred feet to a
location called Battle Creek. The Southern leg of this trail is
called the Michael Byer Memorial Trail and picks up the markers
at Homosassa and Battle Creek. The trail then goes southward
through Seven Cabbage Cut to the mouth of the Chassahowitzka
Bay Trail /
Felburn Park Trailhead and Withlacoochee Bay Trail are managed
as a unit of the 90,000 acre Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida
Greenway. Felburn Park, formerly a limerock mine, is
approximately 140 acres. Remnants of the mining activity include
the 40-acre Phil’s Lake that was formed when the limerock mining
hit the freshwater aquifer, thus filling the lake.
The Withlacoochee Bay Trail traverses 5 miles west from the
Felburn Park Trailhead to the Gulf-of-Mexico along the southern
side of the former Cross Florida Barge Canal. The 12-foot-wide,
multi-use paved trail runs adjacent to the barge canal for the
first 2.5 miles and then switches its path to the south side of
the “berm” that was created by the canal’s excavation. The
westernmost 2.5 miles of the trail runs through maritime
hammocks and salt marsh. Bicycling, walking, or skating on the
paved trail provides numerous opportunities to observe wildlife,
picnic, or bank fish along the route.
Parallel to the paved trail from Felburn Park, a vehicle access
road traverses from the US 19 bridge west for almost 5 miles.
This road provides access to the numerous multi-use platforms
that are situated along the canal and the marsh to the south of
the road and paved trail. The platforms are Housed for nature
observation, picnicking, fishing, or just enjoying the great
outdoors. At the westernmost end of the access road a parking
area and canoe/kayak launch are available on the south side of
the paved trail.
hiking, biking, rollerblading, horseback riding, birdwatching
8:00am – Sunset
7 days a week, 365 days a year
Mill Ruins Historic State Park
State Road 490
site was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David
Levy Yulee. Yulee was a member of the Territorial Legislative
Council, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives and
U.S. Senate after Florida statehood. The park contains the
remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation: a
forty-foot limestone masonry chimney, iron gears, and a cane
press. The steam-driven mill operated from 1851 to 1864 and
served as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops
during the Civil War
8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
and Wine Bar
11 NE 4th
wines are produced on-site in from the finest domestic and
imported grapes and juices. Wines are available by the glass,
bottle, or case. You can also sample the best varieties of your
favorite reds and whites as well as rare and unique blends while
you treat your senses and palate to an extraordinary experience.
Friday & Saturday: 12-11