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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
+1 352-563-2088
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This wild Florida River Run is Savage!

The tributaries off the River Are the wildest adventures You get a primitive map to find the wild... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kayak Caravan Rocks

kayak caravan to crack in the earth and 7 sisters spring. Excellent experience. Took 4 teenagers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary M
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tributaries off the River Are the wildest adventures You get a primitive map to find the wild and mesmerizing springs Far from the maddening crowd

Thank insider
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Reviewed 1 week ago

kayak caravan to crack in the earth and 7 sisters spring. Excellent experience. Took 4 teenagers who also LOVED it!

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We got to the building and it was closed. There was a sign that said it was relocated. We walked back to the river, but the rest was gated and locked up.

4  Thank lawmer
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Do not understand why we had to rent a canoe to go the short distance to the swimming area. We could have easily and in short order floated down on our tubes.

Thank Gabriella A
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Chassahowitzka River is a great place to do some easy kayaking. Some of the wildlife you may see are dolphins, osprey, owls, river otters, manatee, and several bird species, not to mention several species of fish in the clear waters. Several underwater springs can...More

3  Thank FLworldwanderer
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

A lovely place to kayak, it seems unspoiled and much wildlife is easily viewed. A really picturesque place to visit.

1  Thank George S
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We saw black bear, crabs, birds, and more it's a must paddle. You will want to have some experience before you paddle here. Some places are shallow and you will be going against the current.

1  Thank BowserJournal
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful clear spring fed water everywhere I kayaked on this river. I went early & ended up with a special treat...watching an otter family of 6 hanging out right in front of my kayak in one of the side tributaries I took! Swimming & bobbing...More

3  Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lots of water and trees, I loved it. Its a very nice change from cars and asphalt. So nice and peaceful.

1  Thank Kim Z
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent the morning kayaking on 'The Chaz' - clear water.. beautiful scenery and the hidden alcoves with natural springs were so fun to get to. It gets busy on the weekends but even then, it's ridiculously peaceful. Don't miss The Chaz river.. rental of...More

1  Thank Kristine R
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Colby C
14 March 2017|
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Response from Hammerpaddle | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Sorry this answer has taken so long. We were there just to paddle but if you call them or Google them you should be able to find out.
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ILoveBarga
22 January 2016|
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Response from csmretdeborahmcclain |
Call Chassahowitzka River Campground at (352) 382-2200 The campground is located on Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. The campground is connected to a beautiful dock and launch ramp and campstore/office is right on the... More
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