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Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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nice picnic area

This is a small city park with several picnic areas, BBQ areas, and some swimming. The actual spring is only about 75 ft offshore and you can actually swim out to see the spring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a small city park with several picnic areas, BBQ areas, and some swimming. The actual spring is only about 75 ft offshore and you can actually swim out to see the spring. Above the spring the water is crystal clear and you can swim down to the actual spring opening at about 15ft deep. I love to snorkel... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Free to visit, good place to park and enjoy the water. If you own your own kayak/canoe this is a great place to put in and tour the King's Bay attractions

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

02/08/2015- swam with the Manatee yesterday ! Air temp 74 degrees, little breezy so it was cold when you get out to the water. Amazing number of Manatee in the county, your sure to see several if you visit in the next couple months. You can swim/snorkel from the park- I recommend taking a noodle in case you need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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