Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River

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The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. The 80acre refuge (only accessible by boat) was established in 1983, to protect the West Indian Manatee. It is administered as part of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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  • I went in January and there were about 200 manatees having a rest. It was quite peaceful to walk the boardwalk and watch them rest. It was an older crowd, not really a place to bring the younger kids.  more »
  • The Park and really good to go alone, in couple or in family price of entry correct animals of variety agile really imposing americans and the lamaintins really see
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  • This is such a wonderful animal park. The place is clean and you can tell how well they take care of the animals. Really enjoyed it.  more »
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  • The manatees and dolphins are beautiful here and I totally recommend going. It's awesome!
  • I saw so many manatees here in mid-January 2018, along with some birds and other aquatic creatures. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • I Love going to Crystal River, Florida. My Dive shop takes group's down at least once a year. I wish we did more trips.
  • Manatee winter hang out but all have left for the season.
  • Can't believe people will pay 15$ a person to stand on a deck and watch Manatees... You can do the same at homosassa springs for cheaper, and see more animals. Greatly disappointed.
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