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Hunter Spring Park

Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Ranked #27 of 43 Activities in Crystal River
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to launch the kayak right next to a manatee pool. But no pets allowed. Most of the park is a parking lot. There are no facilities there but there is also no admission.

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South Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We took a ride and checked this place out for our next trip. It is a small area and I have heard you need to get there early to beat the crowds but it looks like a nice and easy access to launch your kayak into the Crystal River and head out toward the springs.

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

River Ventures leaves their kayaks here so this is where we launched from. It's a nice little park with a swimming area and bathrooms. There wasnt much else there though.

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cardiff uk
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A nice local town park on the water. Great for a short stroll. Well looked after. Even in winter a nice place to relax and visit.

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Citrus Springs
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice place with parking and a Canoe/Kayak launch. Park here and spread a blanket on the grass and have a picnic and swim in the springs. There are also gazebo's with tables. This park is where I launch from to go to Three Sister's Springs when it is colder out to see the Manatee's.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Easiest kayak launch around. You can explore the canals or go out into the Kings Bay. See manatees nearly everytime out. Great for beginner kayakers. Sunbathing, swimming (water nearly always warm) or picnics. This is where the locals go. Nice park.

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Homosassa, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We like putting the kayaks in here as we can use the restrooms before starting out. It does not cost anything. And it is a nice paddle to 3 Sisters. My only complaint is that there is no trailer parking. There is also swimming and picnic areas.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a nice park where it's free to launch a kayak or canoe. Not far from Three Sisters Springs! Just a 20 minute paddle and you're there! 😀

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very small "beach" area which is all grass. Sometimes you get lucky and see a manatee swimming by. Gets very crowded on weekends. The water gets full of an algae/grass type material that is just gross to walk on. Although the water is mostly clear and you can see a ton of fish it gets stirred up easily. A place... More 

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dallas, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Yes there were steps to get into the water but it was absolutely disgusting. Our dive instructor blamed the horde of people tromping around for stirring it up but it they didn't create the tons of floating algae. It looked like green spinach in the water. The water was green. It clung to everything. It was trapped in the velcro... More 

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