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Hunter Spring Park

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Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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We launched our kayaks from here late one afternoon for a quick paddle over to Three Sisters Springs after all of the tourist boats had left, it only takes about 20 minutes to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Patti P
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Smyrna, Georgia
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Leesburg, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a heads up that this park is closed. It looks like it will be great when it opens back up in September. ...they are building a large viewing deck right on the water. For now though it's under construction so no swimming or access to the spring fed Crystal River.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the past two decades we have witnessed the water quality go way down hill. 20 years ago, as your motor by boat you can see underneath the boats all way to the bottom and see the fish suspended in the crystal-clear waters. Today you have to search to find an area where you can see 5 feet ahead of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a nice place i love it there clear cold water refreshing no warm water the kids enjoyed it and my husband like that it was deep at the steps nice palm trees for shade

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We launched our kayaks from here late one afternoon for a quick paddle over to Three Sisters Springs after all of the tourist boats had left, it only takes about 20 minutes to do so. Spoke with some of the local people that use this a as a beach and fishing area, said that a manatee had actually come into... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

You have to access the spring from the water rather than driving up to the park. The spring isn't very secluded as it is surrounded by condos and what not. Still a nice place to visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Park under construction from March to September! No access to water at all. Everything is sectioned off. Drove around for a while, couldn't find any access to water in the whole. Really puzzled by how other people could go snorkeling and such since everything is private property.

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We've been here several times and it is a great place to let the kids practice snorkeling skills. Water is clear and the beach gradually gets deeper.

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Eastern Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Very nice, protected, marked off swim area and a good change to see manatees. Parking for a small fee. Change room / washrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to kayak from to swim with the Manatee. It is a short row over to springs to enable us to swim with the Manatee and see lots of birds. Dave your money, don't take the son with the Manatee for. Just rent a kayak and wet suit and take off from here.

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Thank Otis P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Nice little park with small beach area. Good for some sun bathing or relaxing and watching for Manatees. We always launch our kayaks from here to paddle around Kings Bay or the short jaunt around the point up to Three Sisters Springs.

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