|Address:||1609 Crystal Springs Rd, Crystal Springs, FL 33524, USA|
|Working:||8AM–6PM 8AM–6PM 8AM–6PM 8AM–6PM 8AM–6PM 8AM–6PM Closed|
Bobbie Jo Budde
I wish I didnt have to even give 1 star. I love walking preserves and nature but this is privately owned and is not addressed online that it is. Pasco County has it listed as a place to enjoy nature but if you drive out there you will be disappointed. Was made to feel like we were criminals because we were trespassing on private property but had no idea it was the place looks like a park. The owners wouldnt even let us explained to them that it was listed on Pasco County website as a place to visit the guy keep saying " Dont care what it says". If I was the owner I would want to know so I could fix the problem with the county.
Found this place in Pasco County website thought it would be fun to drive out and do something when I got there I was harassed I was told I was on private property and to leave while backing out I accidentally bumped the sign I look back the sign was standing I didnt notice any damage and I left I was chased down by a road raging maniac and they called the cops on me the owners of this property are terrible people I would not suggest anybody ever visit this place
You can throw parties (Has to have 15 members, must be reserved, and must bring a certified lifeguard) for $25 I think. Very fun field trip. You get use GPS and wonder around the entire reserve unlike Natures Classroom where you have only one space. There is a fishing area and a spring where you can swim it in. (Only if you requested it!) Loved it and I would love to return to that place another time.
I recently chaperoned a field trip here and it was so much fun and very educational. The kids and the adults were having a ball! My son got so much out of this trip. He was able to identify trees, facts about the different types of trees and what poison ivy looks like. The woman that gave the tour was incredible with the kids. You could tell she loved her job! It was fabulous!
Years ago this beautiful place was a Christian Campground and open to the public. You could take the family and go swimming in the spring. It was Awesome jumping and diving off that boardwalk into the fresh cool blue water!!! Now the boardwalk is a fence and the whole place privatized to be just a moneymaker for zephyrhills bottled water! What a shame!!!!
Wow, this is a beautiful, wonderful exciting place. We came out with my son to work on his Environmental Science Merit badge for Boy Scouts. Amazing that this is all privately funded. We learned and saw much more then we ever expected. If you have a chance to go see and learn in this private preserve I highly recommend it.
This preserve is immaculately kept and provides incredible educational experiences by appointment only. They offer field trips and homeschool opportunities, along with the xhance to swim in the springs with a group. Groups must be at least 25 people or children large; fees are quite low ($25 per group).
AMAZING - a must see. Group oriented learning environment about Florida Springs as well as what is really happening with Zephyrhills Water. "Gotta" see it to believe it. Great place for friends and family to learn.
I went to Crystal Springs as a volunteer for my sons school and the instructors had great energy and they were amazing with the kids. If you like nature and history, this is great place to go.
Troop helped with a clean up last weekend, educators were kind enough to show girls around afterwards its a beautiful place and a great place to go and learn a few new things
Awesome nature preserve. Great staff. A beautiful place for weddings or any other outdoor function.. cost is lower than you.would expect in such a beautiful place.
The guides are so full of knowledge, great place for kids to learn about outdoors and different things about survival in the wild.
Awesome privately owned 500 acre preserve. Location of zephehills water source.
Such a beautiful place! I had an awesome time swimming and hiking here!
Great learning experience. Exploring the beautiful springs.
Great place to learn more about nature, for all ages!
Great place for family to go. Love this park!
STOP bottling the water from this spring!
Great educational facility.