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Fort Island Trail Park

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Address: 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-527-7540

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Nice little drive

Great little drive to great views of lots of green. I enjoyed myself while puttering about just looking.

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Kim Z
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great little drive to great views of lots of green. I enjoyed myself while puttering about just looking.

Thank Kim Z
Lutz, Florida
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160 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We've been to this area several times. On this particular occasion, the signs all stated that the boat ramp was closed. When we peddled to the park to venture out on the fishing pier, boats continued to spill out into the river- closed or not. Trash seems to be a problem near and around this park area and plenty of... More 

Thank Kathryn B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The weather was nice and sunny and the water was calm. We walked along the beach and went out on the pier. The beach is okay and small. The water on the day we visited was not inviting as the tide was out far and hundreds of birds were on the beach. Nice place for a picnic but not sure... More 

Thank oldredwine99
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Take your sunscreen, flip flops or bare feet with plenty of snacks & beverages. Great place to lay on your blanket & watch the birds, fish jump or folks launch their boats.

Thank Becky P
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My sole purpose was fishing....It was close to where I needed to be.....there were sufficient bathrooms....launch and dock were in decent shape. Im not the kind of guy to go there for a picnic....just launching a boat to go fishing so, yea, the place served its purpose...

1 Thank SmokyOak
Hamilton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just a quick jaunt around town before turning in to our hotel. Stopped here to walk a little after driving all day. Enjoyed the pier at sunset, photographed some birds, saw a gator. Basically had the place to ourselves, local told us to go 4 miles up the street to beach for more great sunset.

2 Thank Beans513
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016

nice walk out fishing pier with some overhead cover. we also enjoyed the picnic table pavilions. we saw lots of boats and everyone was very nice.

1 Thank David R
Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Very nice area expected more walking trails though as it seems to be a boat ramp and a swimming beach

1 Thank heathbb
Beverly Hills, Florida
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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Hidden for some but just short of the 5 mile marker off the Fort Island Trail. Two pavilions and very clean restrooms. Nice place to picnic, read the paper with a cuppa' or just to get some fresh air.

Thank JudiMatthews
Burleson, Texas
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This park has a fishing dock and sits on the banks of the Crystal River. It's small and uncrowded. There is an area suitable for picnicking and restroom facilities available. It was a great place to escape the traffic noise, watch birds, watch boats, and fish. And, it was free. There was no playground that I saw. The park does... More 

Thank karonc752

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