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Parks & nature in Crystal River

River
“We have used this group and think they do an amazing job. I was hugged for 10 minutes by a manatee in December. Just an amazing experience. Less expensive than Birds Underwater. But I think they are a little bit shorter of a tour. So check them both out. This group has never failed to find the manatees for our guests to swim with and get up close and personal with them. In the winter, we have hundreds of manatees in Crystal RiverArea. And in the summer time, there are 40-50 moms and their babies and teenagers. They provide the snorkel gear and wet suits and bring you by boat to swim where the manatees are. Even if you only see & swim with 1 manatee, it is worth the trip. ”
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Park
“This is a picture of someones house on the River close to the Indian Mounds. Not the actual mounds, There is a high Mound that has a beautiful overlook of the river with about 50 steps to the top. ”
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Park
“This is not a photo of Hunter Springs, but a building on Citrus Avenue, downtown Crystal River. Hunter Springs Park has a playground, pavilions, man made beach and kayak launch sites. People swim in crystal clear spring water, 72 degrees. They've recently renovated the park and you pay for parking but it's worth the $1 an hour. ”
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Amusement Park
“It is a little too warm currently, but still you could more than likely see one or two manatee on the rivers. This is the group I have used before and they are fun and only about an hour drive from my condo.”
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Park
“Easy trails with beautiful views amongst the Cypress trees! Spend some time here and try each trail - one will lead you to a gorgeous platform overlooking the ancient hammock on Crystal River. ”
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Travel Agency
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Park
“This park provides a lovely boardwalk around Three Sisters Springs to view the manatees from above. The manatee season at Crystal River NWR begins in mid-November and ends in late March. During the winter months, manatees come to the springs to conserve the energy necessary to survive the cold Gulf waters. Sometimes hundreds will gather there to stay warm. During Spring and Summer, you may or may not see any manatees there. ”
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Park
“A park that offers places to sit and have a snack, playground for kids, and a walking trial that gives you views of the Gulf of Mexico.”
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State / Provincial Park
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