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Crews Lake Wilderness Park

Categories: Park

Features: Basketball courts, Biking trails, Camp sites, Canoe/kayak trails, County parks, Dog-friendly, Fishing allowed, Fishing piers, Grills, Hiking trails, Picnic shelters, Playground, Volleyball courts

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: West Pasco

Opened in the 1990s, Crews Lake Park is 113 acres of wild area surrounded by oak and cypress trees in Pasco County. The park features a tent camping area, boardwalk, bike trails and observation tower.  There are four picnic shelters with grills ($25 for four-hour blocks) and two pavillions with electricity, individual grills and a fireplace grill ($40 for six-hour blocks). The kids can enjoy the two playgrounds, while adults have fun on at the beach volleyball court or horseshoe pit. One hiking trail leads through a botanical garden filled with birds, butterflies and wildlife. Other trails lead through forest.

As of spring 2010, Crews Lake itself has shrunk to the point that the fishing pier, boat ramp and canoe launch are largely useless.  There are plans to replenish the lake.

Visitors can reach the nearby Suncoast Trail via public roads and sidewalks. A 7 1/2" gauge railroad, called the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad and based on the old Orange Belt Railroad, is being constructed within the park is a 7 1/2" gauge railroad being constructed and operated by local railroad enthusiasts. It offeres free rides the 2nd Saturday of each month and can be reserved for birthday parties. The CP&G site: .

Events at Crews Lake Wilderness Park

Halloween Train Ride
Friday, October 16, 2015 7:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:00pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015 7:00pm
Friday, October 23, 2015 7:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2015 7:00pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 7:00pm

Playing It Forward Music Festival
Saturday, November 7, 2015 11:00am

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Crews Lake Wilderness Park - West Pasco