Crystal River State Archaeological Site is a 61-acre (250,000 m2) Florida State Park located on the Crystal River and within the Crystal River Preserve State Park. The park is located two miles (3 km) northwest of the city of Crystal River, on Museum Point off U.S. 19/98.Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Crystal River using our trip planner.
Under the title of Crystal River Indian Mounds, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on September 29, 1970).
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I stopped by Crystal River Archeological SP to see the Indian mounds. The museum has many artifacts from the mounds on display as well as a video describing the site. The mounds are distinct and...
I stopped by Crystal River Archeological SP to see the Indian mounds. The museum has many artifacts from the mounds on display as well as a video describing the site. The mounds are distinct and... more »
The site is very pleasant and worth the $3 per vehicle entry fee. The museum (closed 2 days/week) had a lot of displays but was missing several including a prehistoric canoe. A rude/arrogant...
The site is very pleasant and worth the $3 per vehicle entry fee. The museum (closed 2 days/week) had a lot of displays but was missing several including a prehistoric canoe. A rude/arrogant... more »
Awesome tranquil park - great for nature watching. We saw so many birds including Osprey and lots of smaller birds. Also we saw Manatees swimming in the shallow water channel as well as possibly an Alligator swimming The ancient oyster shell heap was unique and interesting - not something I've ever seen before. But the information plaques raised more questions than they answered. The information was vague and contradictory. We didn't go into the information centre as the information on the outside was pretty poor. 3 dollars for parking. I would recommend going just for the tranquility and nature if nothing else. There are picnic tables - ideal for a meal stop.
Cool little spot to check out. Affordable at $3 a car load. Enjoyed mound A, the old sea shell dump. Not sure what happened to the dug out canoe. It was missing. Short river walk was nice. We visited on a quiet week day. No crowds.
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