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Hunter Springs Park

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“kayak launch”(14 reviews)
“swimming area”(13 reviews)
Hunter Springs Park 18 NE 2nd St. Parking fees are enforced within the parking lots. Free lots are available in close proximity Vehicles with trailers are not permitted at Hunter Springs Park Trailer parking available at Kings Bay Park Amenities...more
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18 NE 2nd St, Crystal River, FL 34429-4112
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clear water and sandy bottoms. Do be careful of the newly planted grasses. New swim area and kayak launch.

Thank Orangecrash1
Lisa M, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hunter Springs Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were turned on to this beach by a native (we were vacationing) and made it here twice in a week. The parking price was modest and we found spaces in the shade (I drive a black car). The restrooms were clean and spacious. There...More

Thank Rachael X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we did not spend time at this spring, we visited it by car and also by guide boat. This looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. There is a $5 charge to enter and park at this spring/park. Bring your own chairs,...More

1  Thank CindyC3696
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park Service undertook the renovation of Hunter's Springs about 1 1/2 years ago. Although the closure was an inconvenience for residents, the results were worth it! Located right within Crystal River, you can go to swim, launch your kayak or just enjoy a sunset! Lovely!!

Thank debracleary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Park is fine . Limited parking though we used the tram . Play area . Small beach . Good time with little ones .

Thank Monabhi29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little park. There are great facilities for picnicking and grilling. There is a launch here for kayaks and paddle boards. The cheapest in the area. There is a terrific beach which is the only one in the area with white sand....More

Thank TaraTim9
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

They've upgraded the entire park. Family friendly. See dolphins play in the water. Kayak launch. Swimming. Sadly no dogs allowed.

1  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This use to be a nice place to go and swim for locals. They renovated it last year and took away beach area which is only about 35 feet wide now! Lot of grassy bottom and area loaded with Kayak companies dumping off people with...More

Thank Joseph581
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Maybe at some point there was clear water, but this small beach is full of some kind of sea grass. Good picnic spot and children play area. You can also launch kayaks

1  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed May 15, 2018

just because there may be a few poor folks that use it, I guess some people may not like it, but if so they are flat wrong. it is really a great place, nice spring and nature area in the middle of town. a really...More

Thank m v
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Holly D
June 27, 2018|
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Response from pegina16 | Reviewed this property |
On the Gulf Coast/saltwater: Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs and Pine Island, north of Hernando Beach Freshwater pool: Inverness, FL at Whispering Pines Park
Dee P
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Pat C | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not. Posted signs.
Junior E
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Arline Z | Reviewed this property |
I paid $5 for 2 hours but they may have changed it to $5 for the entire day. Best to call the park people to find out the exact amount.