our world at natures coast landings rv resort



our world at natures coast landings rv resort
Gary Burghoff, Emmy Award Winner for his
role as ‘Radar’ on M*A*S*H, is Our Resort’s
Spokesperson, Friend, and Nature Coast
Landings RV Resort Neighbor!
This is the Map of
Nature Coast Landings RV
Phase I Lots in Blue
Phase II Lots in Green
Phase III in Pink
We welcome you to
Nature Coast Landings RV Resort (NCL) ,
located on the Nature Coast of Florida, in Crystal River, Florida!
When you think of Florida, most think of either 365 days of Sunshine, or Hurricanes, or
Disney perhaps. But, when you think of Nature Coast Landings RV Resort in Crystal
River, you should think about sunshine, nature, reduced incidence of hurricanes, and
entertainment of any magnitude not far away at all. Simply, we have it all here. Located a
little north of Tampa on the Coast, we enjoy weather that is sunny and comfortable.
We are a five W (5 Star) Award Winning Resort by Woodalls
and have equally high ratings by Trailer Life Directory.
Monthly Fees
Owner’s Monthly Fees Total
$82.00 a month
Items Covered:
Garbage Disposal
Lawn Maintenance
Gated Entrance
Maintenance of Association Properties
(including heating , AC, cleaning, etc.)
Screened, Heated Swimming Pool
Two Clubhouses
Large Kitchens (in Clubhouses)
Laundry Facility Onsite
Bocce Court and Horseshoe Pits
And, Other Budgeted Items
One part of a full ownership RV park is the maintenance of the many
facilities and ongoing running of the resort. Throughout the United
States, the monthly fees for associations run the gamete. At Nature
Coast Landings RV Resort, we do our utmost to provide the needed,
and wanted, services without the, sometimes exorbitant, costs.
Therefore, at our park, we have managed to keep the fees, reasonable
and fair. Our facilities are newer and totally enjoyable. Our very
manageable monthly fees, allow YOU to enjoy the park and the area,
while being able to have funds to do as you please. It is just the way it
should be! Our fees are hard to beat!
Nature Coast Landings Endorsement
by Actor Gary Burghoff
(Emmy Award winning M*A*S*H star, Author, Inventor, Wildlife Artist and
Fellow RVers, like so many of us on the verge of retirement, I
sought a Florida haven from winter snow. I looked for a pleasant, laid-back
environment away from stress and in harmony with nature. That is why the
name "NATURE COAST LANDINGS" kept popping up in my inquiries.
Located on (as yet un-discovered) Florida's central west coast,
THIS RV Resort stood out above all the others. Found on the far-northern
tip of the town of CRYSTAL RIVER, the Resort Community is just far
enough away from city traffic and stress, and just close enough to ALL
MODERN CONVENIENCES and attractions, to provide the serenity and
close Community friendship I was looking for! Add to that, OUR READY
ACCESS TO THE GULF OF MEXICO for fishing and pleasure boating, our
wonderful biking and hiking trails, and nature preserves (adjacent to our
property) and I knew THIS WAS IT!
The thing I love the most about our beautiful (spacious) Park is
the fact that when I return every fall, I RETURN TO THE SAME DEAR,
many RESORT-STYLE amenities. Come see our two wonderful CLUB
HOUSES where we often party and dine together; or our BEAUTIFUL
Screened POOL. Perhaps you would like to participate in the many
activities organized by our Activities Directors. Want to take a Caribbean
Cruise? Let's do it TOGETHER taking advantage of our special group rates!
I tell all my friends and family "COME ON DOWN!" BUT BE CAREFUL! - If
You'll STAY A LIFETIME! Just as I have chosen to do!
The History of the City of Crystal River
from www.crystalriverfl.org
“Over 100 years ago, William Turner made his home, named Cedar Grove, just
north of Crystal River. The site, which was situated mid-way between Crystal River
and the Withlacoochee River, is now known as Red Level.
In the early 1900's Crystal River was the site of a thriving Cedar Harvesting
industry including a mill that manufactured pencil slats for the Dixon Pencil
This area has always been a popular designation for fishing enthusiasts, including
many celebrities. During the pre- World War II era, Dazzy Vance, a famous
baseball player who was actually from this area, brought his colleagues here to
enjoy the sport of fishing. One of his friends and colleagues was Babe Ruth.
Present day population has increased to over 3700 residents and has continued to
be a popular tourist destination and good location to settle and enjoy our
community with "Small Town Charm.”
Lolly Island At Sunrise
Old Library
The Association’s
In the Clubhouse
you will find the
kitchen for more
intimate gatherings,
In the Clubhouse
you will also find
the TV
Lounge Area,
and Space to
Relax with
Family and
Screened – Caged,
Heated Swimming
Pool with Deck and
Exercise Room
The New Pavilion for Large Gatherings & Events
Large Kitchen Preparation Area
And Plenty of Seating for Happy Owners & Guests!
Dog Park
Horse Shoe
Pits & Bocce
On Site
Grill By
The Pool
Time To
1,000 Feet Away from the Resort You Will Find
the Boat Launch that will Take You to the Gulf of
Mexico a Few Miles Down the Canal
Boat to Your
Remember a Bad
Day of Fishing is
Better than a Good
Day at Work!
Fish to Your
Enjoy the Walking and Biking Trails Too!
Bring Your Hiking Shoes, Bikes, and Binoculars!
Look at the Manatees and Birds too!
Trails (continued)
A Peaceful
Sit and Enjoy
Trails (continued)
The Lots
Our Lots Have:
• Shade,
• Sun, or
• Both
Zero Landscaping
is Popular and Fits Right
in with
What Nature Intended,
Being Native to this Land
Lots Have Full Hookups
All have 50amp Service
Wood Decks
And More
Can Adorn
Your Lot
Why Buy?
Highly Rated Park – 5 Stars
Many Amenities
Very Reasonably Priced
Pretty Part of Florida
Nature Abounds
Spacious Lots
Low Monthly Fees
Electricity On for Months Used
No Flood Insurance
Lower Incidence of Hurricanes
Temperate Weather
No More Renting
No More Finding a Rent
You Have Your Own Stuff
Stay in Your Own Bed
There is PLENTY to do
There is LITTLE you have to do
Great Social Activities
Wonderful Dinners
Shopping Nearby
Friendships to Last a Lifetime
Still have to cook (unless eat out)
Still have to do clothes
Still have to grocery shop
Not much else 
On the next several pages, we’ve included a variety of local
businesses and activities that our owners and guests/renters support.
This information is not all inclusive, nor are they formal
recommendations by NCL, simply they are a sampling of businesses in
our area that many of us enjoy.
The details of the information can be found on various websites as
The Cooter Legend – How it all Began
The Legend Of the Cooter: A Southern-fried fable
One day long, long ago Possum called the animals of what is now Citrus County to a meeting on the
banks of Lake Tsala Apopka. There was a difficulty to be addressed.
“My friends,” Possum said, nervously flicking his skinny, hairless tail back and forth, “we have a
problem. Old Gator has been makin‟ a terrible ruckus, and none of us can get a wink of sleep.
Somebody needs to go and see what‟s wrong.”
“Turtle!” Raccoon exclaimed. “Turtle‟s perfect—good at swimmin‟, and he‟s got a hard shell to protect
The other animals, fearing Gator‟s sharp teeth and sharper hunger, also urged Turtle to go. Too shy to
protest, he swam out to the center of the lake. There, he saw Gator—big, green and splashing fiercely.
How could he ever confront the beast?
Turtle paddled nearer and was about to ask him what was wrong when, suddenly, Gator lunged at him.
He withdrew into his shell just in time to hide from Gator‟s crushing jaws. Next, he felt himself being
lifted upward, then sinking rapidly.
Turtle peeked out of his shell and saw that he was in the great lizard‟s belly. And he saw a sharp spike
from a trout‟s fin imbedded in the side of Gator‟s stomach. Turtle pulled the spike out, and a great roar
resounded around him. Then he abruptly tumbled out of Gator‟s belly and into the lake.
Gator felt so much better that he returned Turtle to shore on his massive back, promising friendship—
and quiet—forever. Turtle‟s remarkable bravery received cheers and great praise from all the animals.
“From now on,” Possum said, “we‟ll call you „Courageous Turtle‟.”
“Cooter!” echoed baby Mouse. And that was the name that stuck.
Today, The Great American Cooter Festival in Inverness celebrates the little turtle with the big heart.
Come join in all the fun.
All information courtesy of www.cooterfestival.com
And Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
25th Annual Florida Manatee Festival
January 28 & 29, 2012
US Hwy 19 & Citrus Avenue in Historic
Downtown Crystal River
The Manatee Festival promises a vast array of interests for its visitors. A Fine Art show will host exhibitors from
around the United States, featuring items from watercolor artwork to breathtaking photography as well as
sculptures, stained glass and unique one of a kind handmade jewelry. These are just a few samples of the
variety provided by the Fine Artists. Live entertainment will be provided continuously during this two-day event.
Fine Art Hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, this show is juried and cash
prizes, along with ribbons are awarded to artists of outstanding merit. The show is judged in
five categories: Division I: Oils, acrylics, mixed media Division II : Watercolors, graphics,
drawings & pastels Division III: Photography Division IV: Three dimensional fine arts-original in
sculpture, stained glass, pottery, textiles, etc. Division V : Jewelry
All work must be original productions of the exhibiting artist. No commercial reproductions or
mass produces items are to be displayed. The following items are not accepted into the fine art
section of the show: knitting, toys, dolls, stuffed animals, picture frames, velvet paintings,
kites, windsocks, live plants, decoupage, magnets, shell craft, kaleidoscopes or instruments,
pre-cast pottery, ceramics from commercial molds and anything made from kits
Children's Activities
There is always lots of fun in the children's area! Activities run throughout the entire weekend
and are hosted by Childhood Development Services. Sack races, games, crafts and lots more
will fill your child’s afternoon! There is also a rock climbing wall, pony rides, bounce house,
face painting and much more!
Manatee Education
Posters of the endangered manatee have been made by local students and will be on display
throughout the festival grounds. Continuous movies will also be on display to provide Manatee
Education information to all visitors as well as Manatee Education booths designated to
enhance the awareness on our endangered manatees.
The aroma of mouth watering food will tempt your palate as you stroll through the
food court within the festival. Take advantage of all the many items offered by seafood
vendors who know how to make an inviting array of delectable seafood plates! Kettle
Korn, cotton candy, elephant ears, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, tasty bakery
treats and much, much more will be sure to keep you from going home hungry! Over
25 food booths to choose from should guarantee you to find something you like!
Sponsored and hosted by the Rotary Club of Crystal River, over 150 craft vendors will
be out all weekend to bring to you a tremendous variety of woodwork, jewelry,
clothing, collectibles, country craft, crochet, children's toys, knitted work and much
more! Crafters may call 417-1160 for entry information. No commercial entries will
be accepted.
Manatee Tours
During the festival, you'll have an opportunity to take a manatee boat tour and see
the manatee in its natural environment for a nominal fee.
Beer & Wine Garden
A Beer and Wine Garden will be there for our patrons 21 and over! Live
entertainment will be featured at the Garden as well as large screen televisions for
the sports lovers.
Location & Admission
Festival is located in the heart of downtown Crystal River. This quaint location is right
off of US Hwy. 19, about an hour north of Tampa and two hours west of Orlando.
Admission into the event is $3 for adults. Boat tours are at an additional cost. Tickets
for the boat rides can be purchased only at the Chamber information tent inside of
the festival, during festival hours. Tickets for boat rides are limited and are sold on a
first-come first-serve basis. Tickets are not sold in advance. There is also a convenient
shuttle service offered at the northern end of the Crystal River Mall, just blocks from
the event. This provides adequate parking and the convenience of being picked up at
your car and arriving directly at the festival gate. Cost for this is $1 per person for a
round-trip ride. Handicap transportation is also available!
Contact Information
For additional information or if you are interested in participating in the Florida
Manatee Festival, please call the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce at 352-7953149 or email [email protected]
All information courtesy of www.citruscountychamber.com
The Floral City Strawberry Festival...a Berry Good Time!
Two fun filled days of art, crafts, entertainment, games,
contest, prizes and delicious food will take place on
Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th at the 24th
annual Floral City Strawberry Festival at Floral Park in
Floral City, Florida. Festival admission is $3 per person,
children under 12 years old are admitted free. Floral Park
is located on Hwy. 41, 2 ½ miles south of Floral City.
The primary focus of the event is of course the
celebration of strawberries - by the berry, by shortcake,
by the flat or covered in chocolate! This year's event will
again feature strawberry delicacies to tempt the palate.
Did you know that all our strawberries are grown locally?
That is right...Ferris Farms in Floral City is the sole
provider of all the strawberries used at the Floral City
Strawberry Festival!
The old fashioned festival will begin on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each day will include continuous live
entertainment, contests, children games and activities and over 200 art and craft
booth and over 24 food booth to tempt your appetite. Special features include an
antique car club show on Saturday, pony rides, rock climbing wall and Strawberry
Princess Pageants and continuous children's activities. The Little Miss & Miss
Strawberry Princess pageants will begin on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (pre-registration
is required)
Parking for this event is available at the Citrus County Fair Grounds with a shuttle
service running continuously to and from Floral Park. Limited additional parking is
available at Floral Park. Handicapped parking is limited so parking at the Fair
Grounds is encouraged. Cost for this shuttle service is only $1 per person round-trip.
The bus will take you from your car right to the gate! Riding the bus makes your trip
quicker, easier and more enjoyable! An ATM machine will be on site.
This event is hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. The event is
also a venue for many local non for profit organizations, which utilize this
opportunity to raise funds for their causes. They provide services such as great
food, children's activities, strawberry shortcake and much more! For additional
information, call the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce at
(352) 795-3149 or visit our website at
All information courtesy of
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
A Sampling of
Some Favorite
Restaurants from
Some Owners & Guests
The Shed
MacRae’s of Homosassa
5300 S Cherokee Way
Homosassa, FL
(353) 628-2602
Mama Sally's (Breakfast, Lunch)
1960 NW US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
(352) 794-7437
502 NW 6th St
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-3999
“Good All Around Food ”
Cody’s Roadhouse
305 SE US Hwy 19 N
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 795-7223
“A Great Place to Eat and
Charlies Fish House
224 NW US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-3949
Pecks Old Port Cove
139 N Ozello Trl
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-2806
China First Buffet
618 SE US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
(352) 628-3600
“Open every day with
fantastic selection”
Vintage on the 5th
114 Northeast 5th Street
Crystal River, FL
(352) 794-0004
Highlander Cafe
638 N Citrus Ave
Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0028
Brooklyn Dockside Deli
300 NW US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-6669
Dan’s Clam Stand
2315 N Sunshine Path
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-9081
“Best Clams & Scallops”
“Whole Belly Clams, New
England Style”
El Ranchito Mexican Grill
445 NE 1st Ter
Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-5251
1601 SE US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
( 352) 564-2529
“Best Wings!”
The BoatHouse
6875 Gulf to Lake Hwy
(US 44)
Crystal River, FL
(352) 564-9636
Olive Tree Restaurant
963 N Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0075
Pavarotti's Pizza & Restaurant
11352 N Williams St
Dunnellon, FL
(352) 522-0025
“Good Pizza”
Thai Phoon
238 US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0075
Provided by Citrus County Chamber of Commerce website
1745 W. Nicole Ct.
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 527-2600
174 S. Golf Harbor Path
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-3113
509 E. Hartford St. (semi-private)
Hernando, FL 34442
(352) 746-4425
4801 Forest Ridge Blvd.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
(352) 746-6257
8960 N. Golfview Dr.
Citrus Springs, FL 34434
(352) 489-5045
10405 N. Sherman Dr.
Citrus Springs, FL 34434
(352) 465-0986
4555 E. Windmill Dr.
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-1461
5600 Elcam Blvd.
Beverly Hills, Fl 34465
(352) 746-6177
9301 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, Fl 34423
Private Courses (below)
2600 W. Black Diamond Circle
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
(352) 746-3446
3150 S. Country Club Dr.
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 637-2583
7395 W. Pinebrook St.
Crystal River, FL 34423
(352) 795-6665
1501 Corkwood Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34447
(352) 382-1200
1 Douglas St.
Homosassa, FL 34447
(352) 382-2663
Things to Do Around
Nature Coast Landings RV Resort
“The Crystal River and Homosassa areas of Citrus
County otherwise know as the “Nature Coast” of
Florida is a true fisherman’s paradise. Three major
fresh water spring fed rivers scattered throughout
our area discharge right into the Gulf of Mexico
creating an estuary that is second to none in the
state of Florida.”
Enjoy fresh water and salt water fishing! Enjoy
kayak fishing, fly fishing, scalloping! Catch a
variety of fish beyond your imagination!!!
Charters and Adventures are yours with Florida
Fishing Adventures and Red Hot Fishing Charters!
Nature Coast Fly Shop
Capt. Kyle Messier phone: 352-634-4002 or
email: [email protected]
Florida Fishing Adventures
Feel free to visit the Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission at
Capt. Glen Touchton
Cell: 352-422-6838
E-Mail: [email protected]
352-489-5168 or 352-400-1925
Capt. Edmund Checchi
Slow Hand Charters
Crystal River, FL 34429
Cell: 352-423-3513
Capt. Mike Bryon
Home: (352) 795-6746
Cell: (352) 634-1109
Fishing is a Big
Sport in the
Our Fishing Experts
Love What They
Listed Here are a
Sampling of Those
Who Love the Sport
Things to Do Around
Nature Coast Landings RV Resort
These are the Top Things to Do According to www.tripadvisor.com website.
#1 Native Vacations, Inc.
2880 N. Seabreeze Pt.
Crystal River, FL 34429
Swim with Manatees, Sunset Cruise, Etc.
#2 Manatees in Paradise – Private Tour
1223 N. Circle Drive
Crystal River, FL 34429
#3 Bird’s Underwater
320 N.W. Hwy. 19
Crystal River, FL 34428
#4 Crystal River Kayak Company
1420 SE Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34429
#5 Snorkel with Manatees
1 Sw 1st pl
Crystal River, FL 34429
Additional information on the following ‘Things to Do’ can be found online.
6. American Pro Diving Center
7. Cyrstal Lodge Dive Center
8. Crystal River State Archaeological Site
9. Crystal River Preserve State Park
10. Plantation Inn and Golf Resort
11. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
12. Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
13. Fort Island Trail Park
14. Withacoohee State Forest
15. Hunter Spring Park
16. Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins
17. Fort Island Gulf Beach
Crystal River Preserve State Park
See the website floridastateparks.org
Boat Tours, Canoeing & Kayaking, Biking, Fishing, Hiking Trails
Visitor Center, Pet Info, Wildlife Viewing
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Visit www.homosassasprings.org
Boat Tour (incl in admission), Hiking, Natural Trail, Picnic, Tours,
Educational Programs, including Manatee Program, Wildlife
Encounters, Alligator and Hippopotamus Program
And don’t forget the beautiful birds. Bird Watching
Is Something Not to Be Missed as You Visit the Nature Coast.
The Great Florida Birding Trail of Citrus County
Manatees are among the many gems that
brings Life to Crystal River!
See them in the wild.
See them in the parks.
They are our ‘gentle giants’.
See All Our Beautiful Birds too!
Adjacent to Nature Coast Landings
there is The Marjorie Harris Carr
Cross Florida Greenway. Once called the
Cross Florida Barge Canal, one of the entrances
is Felburn Trailhead, adjacent to
Nature Coast Landings RV Resort.
In addition to the Boating, Fishing,
Walking and Hiking Trails,
There are also Picnic Areas,
Rest Stops along the way,
Equestrian Trails,
and much more your eyes, ears,
and feet can feast upon.
A pdf file of the Withalacoochee Bay Trail and Felburn Park
Is included in this packet.
In Crystal River, there is NO problem finding a place to shop.
While the location of Nature Coast Landings RV Resort signifies ‘nature’ and
‘wildlife’, there is no lack of stores when you want them.
There is the Crystal River Mall, as well as other shopping areas where you can pick
one of almost a dozen movies to watch at Regal Movie Theatre. Or, you can shop
in stores that you are used to seeing back home – JCPenney, Sears, Belk, Wal-Mart,
Kmart, Office Depot, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and many more.
If you interested in finding local business shops, there are plenty of those too.
Enjoy the quaint and charming local establishments in various places in and
around Crystal River. Supporting local businesses is special!
The PDF Files
Of Local Attractions
Are included Separately
Landscaping for Your RV Lot
Simply, Xeriscaping your land means planting vegetation that is comfortable
in the ground where there could be drough conditions. These plants need
little encouragement to thrive and do not require high maintenance of
sprinkler systems. These plants are more native to this area, thus the recommendation
of them to us by NCL office personal some time ago. (Thank you!)
 Beach Sunflower – Native
 Firewheel Daisy – Native
 Geranium
 Marigold
 Periwinkle
 Portulaca
 Spider Wart - Native
 American Holly – Native
 Indian Hawthorne
 Junipers – Native
 Ligustrum
 Yucca – Native
 Florida Anise – Native
 Coral Bean – Native
 Pampass Grass
 Red Top
 Viburnum Family
 Yaupon – Native
 Bay Cedar – Native
 Oleander
 Wax Myrtle
 Beauty Berry – Native
 Pittosporum
 Jasmines
 Morning Glory
 Trumpet Creeper – Native
 Wisteria
 Honeysuckle Family
 Oleander
 Cabbage Palm – Native
 Crape Myrtle
 Live Oak – Native
 Orchid Trree
 Pindo Palm
 Red Bud – Native
 Sand Pine – Native
 Shumard Oak – Native
 Southern Magnolia – Native
 Southern Red Cedar - Native
 Aloe
 Purselane
 Chinese Juniper
 Coontie – Native
 Day Lily
 English Ivy
 Lirope
 Sea Oats – Native
 Oyster Plant
 Mondo Grass
 Dwarf Confederate Jasmine
 Dwarf Yaupon Holly - Native
Whether you want to buy or rent at Nature Coast Landings RV Resort, we are sure that you
will find relaxation and enjoyable times in and around the resort.
Purchasing at Nature Coast Landings, you will find your money goes a long way to purchase a
place to call your own. With reasonable prices on the real estate here, you become an owner
who has a new place to call a ‘home’.
RVing brings people together and, that is what we have done here at Nature Coast Landings,
brought together a close knit family of people sharing similar interests.
However, owning an RV doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be on the road traveling.
Many who have an RV like the idea of setting the RV in one place and having the opportunity
to return to it year after year. For the SNOWBIRD who wants to have something to Come
Home to, this is an IDEAL way to OWN and use your own space. With RV dealers in the area,
you can simply pick out the kind of RV you would like to live in and purchase your very own.
The RV business will arrange to have it sit on your new lot. Simply it is yours! And, coming
back year after year, makes it a great ‘home’ to come ‘home’ to.
With the cost of ownership at NCL at very, very reasonable prices, especially compared to
other parts of Florida, you will soon realize that you can have it all without spending all your
money. Monthly fees are equally ‘more than reasonable’ and take care of most all of your
needs! You simply pay for your electricity use with the power company. No worries of
mowing the lawn, paying a water or sewer bill, the Association has it taken care of with the
LOW monthly fees … fees you won’t see in many places.
It is all here for you! Come join our family! Experience nature, good times, relaxation, and
all that life offers! This will be the BEST investment in YOU that you’ve ever made!