Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River

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  • Is a small establishment but is abandoned or injured animals to protect the customer open show as it is. For example the Bobcat there said former pets. Have volunteers all over the place, and description. About varied animal life and circumstances now studying, explaining the program and is often open.
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  • Loved watching the manatees, especially at feeding time. Perfect place to see local animals including the resident star hippo.  more »
  • A fun place to spend an afternoon- We saw lots of manatee in the springs area. The other animals were fun too. The oldest hippo in the US - Lou is here. Lots of birds to see and a black bear. The boat...  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.