Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River
(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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  • Well kept quiet animal park. Nice to have walking, even if the weather is less. Here you always see manatees
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  • Nicely done small museum, and great boat tours, with knowledgeable guides. We have taken there boat rides several times,-as well as their fireworks display on the 4th, and their sunset cruises. Very w...  more »
  • We were just passing through and stopped in the park to check into renting some kayaks for a couple hours. Instead, we found an awesome open house that featured lots of information, live music and fre...  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.