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Hunter Spring Park

Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place gets crowded - go early! We arrived around 9:30am to set our kayaks in the water and there were only a few other cars, by the time we came back after noon the parking lot was packed. There are bathrooms, picnic tables, shade, an outdoor shower by the kayak launch, and a swimming area. Lots of families enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We used Hunter Spring Park as a launch site for kayaking, the park was very nice with clean restrooms and convenient showers. It also have places close to the launch to load/unload your boat. The park is free. We also arrived before the park opened on Sunday and were loading up to leave when a park employee came to empty... More

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Such a treasure, so close by. When I moved here 19 years ago, I didn't realise what a gem of a recreation spot we have here so close to town. Now, I take my company there.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was an exciting place for all ages. Crystal Clear cold springs was refreshing. They had plenty of room and the park has many places with picnic area's for families. Police was on site. Boater's were near but not allowed on the shore where you swim. Good place to see Manatee's.

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice little park for swimming, snorkeling, and picnics. There are steps to the water, spaces to lounge on your towel, and pavilions - plus reasonable restrooms and a public launch for kayaks/canoes. Its only a 20-30 minute paddle to Three Sister Springs. Can be very busy, especially on weekends and holidays - parking may be a challenge. A manatee spotting... More

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful springs & small private beach/picnic area- great for families with smaller children. About a 30 minute paddle to Three Sisters Springs ( 45 if your paddle pace is leisurely )

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Casselberry, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped here after half a day scalloping. Great place to wash off the salt water. Easy access. Clea. Spring water. Boats going right by. Lots of people, but all were well behaved. We spent an enjoyable two hours here.

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