Crystal River Archaeological State Park - Florida

Park Overview

A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian, Native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a substantial midden. The six-mound complex is one of the longest continuously occupied sites in Florida. For 1,600 years the site served as an imposing ceremonial center for Native Americans. People traveled to the complex from great distances to bury their dead and conduct trade. It is estimated that as many as 7,500 Native Americans may have visited the complex every year. Although primarily an archaeological site, the park sits on the edge of an expansive coastal marsh. Anglers may catch saltwater and freshwater fish. As part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park offers bird-watchers the chance to observe a variety of birds.

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted inside the Visitor Center.

Getting Here

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is located on Museum Point in Crystal River.

From the town of Crystal River travel north on U.S. 19 for two miles, turn west on State Park Street. Travel one mile, turn left on Museum Pointe and follow it into the park.

Park Address

3400N. Museum Point, Crystal River, Florida 34428

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