The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway is 110 miles long, spanning from Yankeetown on Florida’s west coast to just south of Palatka on the St. Johns River near Florida’s east coast. Generally 300 yards to about one mile wide, the Greenway traverses four counties: Citrus, Levy, Marion and Putnam.
The Cross Florida Greenway probably supports a wider variety of outdoor public recreation uses than any other park and recreation land in Florida. Hunting, camping, fishing, boating, and other water-related activities are popular. There are many user access points for the more than 244 miles of trail, which are used for hiking, biking, and horse riding. The Florida National Scenic Trail coincides with the Greenway for about 36 miles.
The Cross Florida Greenway traverses four distinct regions of the Florida peninsula: the Withlacoochee Lowlands, Ocala Uplands, Ocklawaha River Valley and Etoniah Basin. A wide variety of natural communities are present, including at least 14 natural community types. The CFG totals approximately 78,946 acres, of which about 8,000 acres are disturbed and 11,000 acres are water. These disturbed lands include some historically significant areas, including the canal land digging areas from the 1930s sea-level ship canal effort.