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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-2088
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We loved this. If you want to experience wildlife and Florida rivers this is the place. We enjoyed this much more than our manatee trip because we felt like we were away from people and houses. Much more peaceful. The canoe held 3 people and our 9 year old enjoyed it very much. You will see lots of fish, otters... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was possibly the best memory of our Florida vacation. It was a last minute addition to our itinerary and well worth it. My husband and 2 boys (8 & 10yrs) rented 2 tandem kayaks (rowboats and canoes are available too) We pushed off about 9:30 am and saw a ton of wild life. Bald eagle, pelicans, mom and 3... More

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Lot's of wildlife on our $15 1.5 hour boat cruise on the river. Spotted Bald Eagles nesting and a dolphin running along our boat. Binoculars provided for close ups of marsh land birds.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have pottered round these Nature Coast waters for a lifetime. although the Homosassa and Crystal Rivers are no longer the uncrowded wilderness that they were when I explored in a little boat 50 years ago as a kid, the inshore coast still offers spectacular scenery. Take a guide or experienced friend if it's your first time. A great place... More

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Watched an incredible sunset over the Gulf. No crowds, lots of wildlife. Need more trashcans or guns for the fools who don't use them.

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Clearwater Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've been going to Chasshowitzka for years. I live about 40 minutes south. I've been on this river numerous amounts of time, but the last time (July) I found that there was some sort of dredging work being done at the entrance of the river. I went on a Tuesday and surprisingly there was quite a few people on the... More

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maitland, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

With all of the different water adventure opportunities this was a good place to get a kayak and paddle the rivers. Loads to see and easy to move around.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We rented a row boat and kayaks at the camp ground. They don't take reservations and parking cost $5. Worth it!! We went down river. We saw manatees turtles and many bird. So peaceful. Seven sister spring is a short distance from rental area. We swam in the springs because water is so clear. Bring camera sunscreen and hat. They... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice park to go on an adventure. Very educational and an opportunity to climb to the top of a lookout area where you can observe possible dolphin and manatees along the waterway. Birds of all kinds call this home and the Indian burial mound may be seen as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We rented a John Boat here, they were out of kayaks for the day, as we went in the afternoon. It was a short row to Seven Sisters Springs. This spring is one of my favorite in Florida. There are seven holes in the ground where the spring water comes out. Several of these holes are connected, which you can... More

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