“Crystal River, Crystal River!  Hidden Gem Of Florida’s Gulf Coast”  (From a poem written by Helen Matchat Rushing, 2002)

“The city of Crystal River is located on the western edge of Citrus County, Florida. It borders a bay called King’s Bay, which is fed by several fresh water springs and creates the Crystal River. The river with its many estuaries and creeks flows eight miles to the Gulf of Mexico.”   (Reference: History Of Crystal River, Florida, 2006 written by E. Bash, M. Pritchett. Purchase at Crystal River Heritage Council, 352-795-1755.)