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Address: NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Nice town park

A nice park. Not big. Easy access. Decent size swimming area. OK parking right at spring. We swam and saw manatee. Nice if you just want to spend a little time at water not take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small park to swim and launch your canoe or kayak. Need to pay small fee to park. Beautiful view of canals. Manatee sightings from the banks. Nice place to sit for a short time and observe nature at its finest.

Thank cpaynt
Cocoa, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Local experts steered us to Hunter Spring Park to launch our stand-up paddleboards on the Crystal River bay. Parking is somewhat limited, both in number and size (length) of slots (our short-bed pickup stuck out into the driveway). Otherwise, it is a great location for an easy paddle to Three Sisters Springs, where you can tie up your watercraft and... More 

Thank TotheEndsoftheEarth
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park. Not big. Easy access. Decent size swimming area. OK parking right at spring. We swam and saw manatee. Nice if you just want to spend a little time at water not take a tour.

Thank DK2RP
Largo, Florida
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hunter Spring Park is located in a perfect location for anyone wanting to explore Kings Bay in a Canoe or Kayak. It's centrally located and very near to the areas where the Manatees gather during the winter. Only a short paddle from the famous 3 sisters springs and the water here is almost always clear and near 72 degrees. Easy... More 

Thank Sunset_Dave377
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How can anyone complain about this FREE place to swim, see birds, manatees, fish, and great people watching. The water is beautiful and warm. It will be closed for 7 months beginning in March 2016. Darn!

1 Thank katerina55810
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stopped there twice to just relax. They have a small swimming area and a nice view. Nothing fancy, just a nice waterfront park.

Thank ScottandHolly
Linville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This park was a very nice place to launch our kayak and paddle board from. There were some picnic areas and a secure, marked off swimming area. Parking is a little scarce, but not bad. The bathrooms however left a lot to be desired, but they are public park bathrooms so you shouldn't expect too much!

Thank Matt W
Chickamauga, Georgia
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This park is extremely well kept and nice. There's manatee tours, trails, picnic areas, bathrooms, pier and a small boat ramp for such as kayaks and so forth.

1 Thank kimn306
Lecanto, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is a nice local park to swim ( the springs are 72 degrees year round), snorkel, have lunch and to put your kayaks in the springs. It will be closed 3/16 to 10/16, for enlarging, to build a boardwalk, to put in a playground and parking meters. Personally, I like it how it is, but who knows maybe this... More 

Thank Cathy H
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful water. Kyaking insert/exit area available. Walk in the water, great for little kids or the elderly. Be cautious and wash immediately after as its frequently closed due to high levels of bacteria.

Thank Meyersfamilyof8

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