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Hunter Springs Park

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“kayak launch”(16 reviews)
“swimming area”(14 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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All reviews kayak launch swimming area small sandy beach nice place to swim nice spring nominal fee nice picnic launch area nice clear water hunter springs rest rooms easy paddle kings bay manatee swimming spring water three sisters springs manatee manners
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As soon as we arrived, we walked out to the boardwalk along the lake and saw a couple of manatees very very close up. The park is small but has lovely landscaping. It was crowded at the time, so there was trash that had accumulated...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this springs by boat in March, and although busy loved it's location! Very nice facilities including bathrooms.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented kayaks for 3 hours to see Manatees and it was wonderful. The people that work there were courteous and professional.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Hunter Springs with our family. We enjoyed walking around and watching all of the people swimming and boating. Just a beautiful spot to enjoy a nice picnic. Restrooms available and handicap friendly. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie and Paul C
Lisa M, Admin at Hunter Springs Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we appreciate them. We are glad you enjoyed the park as much as we do.

Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

This is a small park next to Hunter Springs. Parking fee is $1 per hour. Free parking is available a block away. It's a good spot to see Manatees. Park has a swimming area and the manatees often pass through it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LGude
Reviewed 31 January 2019

This is a small park where you can get in with the Manatees if they are there. Not very deep at all. good for young kids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 14 January 2019

We took a drive over to the park at the end of the day and there were still tons of people. It is a very small park with very limited parking. I think is was $5 to park for the day. There are lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is a small beach with easy access into the bay/river for swimming with the manatees. You have to pay to park but if you want to kayak any company will deliver them right to you here. Very clean and well-cared for.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Goodlife55
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Quiet little park with a beach, beautiful-saw a mama manatee with a calf or two just floating under the water in this quiet little Bay Area. Birds most friendly and looking for handouts

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Being a local I remember coming here when getting my scuba certification and the water was so murky you couldn’t see two feet in front of your face. Since the renovation and the Kings Bay restoration project the area has improved drastically. It will get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ShamrockSoldier
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Terri K
25 February 2019|
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Response from Julie and Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no only service animals. are allowed at this location.
Holly D
27 June 2018|
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Response from akgrl333 | Reviewed this property |
I went to this park and there is a little beach in the park. Best part was there were 3 manatees that swam right up to me and said hello!
Dee P
6 October 2017|
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Response from Howard W | Reviewed this property |
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