The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) System, located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. The 80-acre (32 ha) refuge (only accessible by boat) was established in 1983, to protect the West Indian manatee.Our Crystal River tour itinerary builder site makes visiting Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and other Crystal River attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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We went by several areas while boating and were glad to see most people were obeying the "idle, no wake signs" to protect the Manatees and other wildlife in the area. more »
Magical. Unspoiled. Nature at its finest. Don't forget your camera. Be prepared to be amazed by this place. The beauty cannot be expressed in words. more »
Great place for some relaxing boating! My parents live in a nearby town now so while I was visiting we came here. Not a lot of boating in a landlocked state so this was a real treat for me. The water may be pretty cold for many (though not me), when I was last there it was around 72 degrees give or take. Just watch out for rocks and manatees!
They say the water is cool. Fresh spring so it is around 75° Being from Wisconsin I thought it was just fine! It is so clear here you have no problem seeing fish and the springs. Nice walking trail. Good place to check out.
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