Citrus County, "Mother Nature's Theme Park"
Offering The Vacationer a Natural Alternative!

Rolling hills, naturally beautiful crystal clear springs, rivers and lakes set this section of
Florida apart from other areas in this State. Citrus County covers 683 Square Miles, of
which more than 152,000 acres are set aside as Public and Protected lands. It's home
to the largest herd of endangered manatees in the state and boasts seven outstanding
Florida Waterways: Crystal River, Homosassa River, Halls River, Withlacoochee River,
Chassahowitzka River, Salt River and St. Martins River.

Citrus County has a Rich History of Pre-Columbian mound builders, Spanish Explorers,
Grover Cleveland, Winslow Homer, the fully restored in 1912 Courthouse and Museum,
gigantic fishbowl, National Register Historic Neighborhoods, even Elvis Presley, all are
a part of Citrus County's history and present day lore.

There are Festivals and events galore in Citrus County. Annual happenings include the
Crystal River Jam, Florida Manatee Festival, Homosassa Arts, Crafts Seafood Festival,
Floral City Strawberry Festival, Heritage Village Scarecrow Festival, Theatre, Concerts,
and lectures, there is something for everyone!

Visitors can choose from upscale resorts, to primitive tent camping in the 42,000-acre
Withlacoochee State Forest, or anything in between. Like a variety of Hotels & Motels,
Fish Camps, cottages, campgrounds, and bed and breakfasts that will suit any desire.

The average year-round Temperature is 70 degrees, with about 294 days of sunshine.
Winter Temperatures average 60 degrees, with Summer Temperatures of 82 degrees.

Crystal River, Inverness, and Homosassa are Citrus County's major cities. The County
is located on Florida's Nature Coast (west-central) and the Gulf of Mexico, it's 60 miles
northwest of Orlando and 70 miles north of Tampa Bay. Both, the Orlando and Tampa
International Airports are within 60-minutes of Citrus County and they are served by all
major carriers. Gainesville Region Airport, located within 45 min., offers limited service.