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Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Calm, good people watching

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours sitting in the grass and doing a little swimming. It's a small, fresh water area with lots of families and plenty of people to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were just checking out the town and stumbled upon this little gem. Apparently it gets really crowded in season, but in the early am when we visited it was beautiful and peaceful. It has cool steps that lead right into the water.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The clear water makes swimming a delight here. The kids enjoyed chasing after the various fish. The water temperature is around 70 Fahrenheit. Plenty of picnic tables under canopies.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours sitting in the grass and doing a little swimming. It's a small, fresh water area with lots of families and plenty of people to watch. Nothing super special, but overall enjoyable.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

free parking,free admission, not much to say about it pretty nice to cool off on a hot summer day , would definitely like to go kayaking

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Englewood, FL
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was a beautiful park and would be a lovely place to swim and play if it were not polluted with signs everywhere warning you to shower after entering and that you might experience burning and itching to the skin.

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Hunter Springs...."Redneck Rivera on Kings Bay". FYI...it's got a sandy bottom. When 100 people are in it, the sand is bound to get stirred up. It's not deep like a 30ft spring where people 6ft tall can't touch the bottom. It's a shallow spring area. A place to cool off (For Free) in the hot Florida sun. In the winter,... More 

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FL, USA
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We accessed this park via pontoon boat to have a shallow area for our young kids to swim in, but liked the fact that when we don't have the boat we can easily come back here to have a place for the kids to swim.

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chattanooga, tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We brought our kayaks here as we passed through. They have a launch for easy entry and exit and you can swim in the clear water. The water felt great and my daughter loved snorkeling here. There were lots of paddle boarders to watch. Great place!

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Swimming or Kayaking this is a great little city park close to 98/19 in Crystal River. I saw guides bring in their pontoon boats looking for manatees . Oh yeah they found one. There is also a great little roped off swimming area and easy spot to launch your Kayak or Canoe. It was not really that crowded but we... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Perfect place for families to spend a free afternoon swimming.easy to find, no cost, picnic areaandbeach area for the little ones.very family friendly!

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