Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River
(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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  • We stopped by chance as we wanted to explore the area a little more. This caught our attention. What a great little place. Lots of kind volunteers and staff to answer questions, lots for kids to explo...  more »
  • We love to visit this place. We have been two times there this year - and also our friends loved it. The speech at the Manatee underwater view with the ranger was very interesting and we still learn n...  more »
  • If you want to see all in one place, go to this park. Not only the manatee is present, but great variety of birds, mammals and even a African hippopotamus. Take about 2 hours and ensure to check the e...  more »
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  • This place is wonderful. It's a spring fed river feeding into a national wildlife refuge while managing to coexist with neighborhoods and somehow remain unspoiled. The water is clear, clean and beautiful here and the area is home to an amazing array of wildlife. It's one of the best places in the world to not only see manatees, but to swim with them in their own environment.
  • After having a sumptuous lunch at Crackers restaurant we headed over to the Crystal River National Wild Life Refuge which is operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. There we met and were photographed with a life sized statue of a manatee and her calf. This is a fantastic place to go to learn all about manatees.
  • The water is so clear that you can see the fish and alge at the bottom. It is very refreshing and a good place for canoeing, kayaking and tubing.
  • Awesome for sightseeing and meeting manatees, you can come across them anywhere in the lake, just be aware of the muzzle going out of the water to spot them!
  • Clear spring water which is naturally cool. Bring a mask and snorkel, then rent a kayak to explore.