A 55+ relaxed country setting
lakefront community for nature
lovers. If you love fishing,
boating, walking, hiking or
cycling, come see what Watson's
Fish Camp has to offer.
in Citrus County on Florida's
The Withlacoochee State Forest, was named as one of the "Top 10 Coolest Places You've Never Seen" in North America by the World Wildlife Fund.
Citrus County is located about 65 miles north of Tampa Bay and is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and along the north and the east by the Withlacoochee River and the Tsala Apopka lake chain. The county's 683 square miles have a distinct "northern" look due to the gently rolling hills which are common throughout the area. Over 152,000 acres of the county have been set aside for wildlife preserves making the area a popular citrus county destination for bird watchers and others interested in experiencing Florida the way it used to be - natural and unspoiled.
The weather in West Central Florida, which includes Citrus County and the Ocala area, is ideal year ‘round for just about any outdoor activity.
In Citrus County, the lakes and rivers are teeming with largemouth bass and speckled perch while off the coast, the Gulf of Mexico yields grouper, snapper, sea trout and, on occasion, record-size tarpon. The shallow waters along the coastline provide an ideal spot for snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and the harvesting of scallops. Your time spent on the Crystal River or the Homosassa River will often be rewarded with a glimpse of the huge but gentle manatees grazing on the sea grass, a group of playful otters, or the majestic leap of a dolphin.
Bike, Jog or Hike the 46-mile paved Withlacoochee State Trail which winds through some of the most beautiful scenery on Florida's west coast.
To the west and bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Crystal River is the destination for snorkelers and divers from around the world who enjoy diving in the sparkling waters of the Crystal River and Kings Bay which is fed by Florida's second largest spring. The endangered manatee also makes these warm waters home and lucky visitors can get a chance to swim with these docile creatures.