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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Relax amidst the beauty of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge when you book a languid sightseeing tour of Kings Bay. Make your own way to the departure point in Crystal River, find a seat on the shaded vessel, and set sail. As you go, your guide will point out the area’s scenic highlights. You’ll also have the special opportunity to spot manatees, dolphins, otters, and other native wildlife.
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Wanderlust3483 wrote a review Dec. 2020
526 contributions250 helpful votes
This is potentially heaven on earth, minus the rednecks blasting loud music in the middle of all the gorgeous nature. Be mindful that motor boats are allowed if you are kayaking or paddling. The area is just breathtaking, you can see a ton of wildlife if you are quiet and take the time to go into some of the coves. We saw manatees, dolphin, tons of birds and lots of fish. The beauty and wildlife is really just spectacular, so if that is what you are looking for, it's a great place to be.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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cdgeer99 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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To be clear, we did not go to the Wildlife Refuge, we kayaked the "Chaz" river which abuts the refuge. IT WAS AWESOME! There were Manatees right off the dock and at Snapper Hole. Lots of pelicans, Ibis, Tri-colored Heron, Osprey, Anhinga, buzzards and fish. Only got to see one spring at Seven Sisters as the water was really low. The trip to "the Crack" was fun, refreshing and just plain enjoyable. Down river we went to the right of the two islands down by Salt Creek and saw a lot of birds feeding, flying in and out and bathing! We came back the main channel and didn't really like it due to the boats going by, but it was shorter than going back around the islands. We took our time and were out for about 5 hours. So beautiful and well worth the trip! We rented at the Chassahowitzka Campgrounds Camp Store which is at the very end of W Miss Maggie Drive right by the river dock. (There is also a Lodge at 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, but we did not stop there so not sure if it is 100% the same place). Rental for a single kayak was only $25 for the entire day!!! We were told, first come first served, no reservations, but this might be at the camp store only. Not sure about the lodge. Nice friendly people!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alan Rabinowitz wrote a review Jan. 2020
Crystal River, Florida10 contributions4 helpful votes
I went fishing out there and it was juat us and the birds. It's a lot of small islands and shallow grassy waters. Very pretty and good fishing too
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Debbie B wrote a review Jan. 2020
Homosassa, Florida14 contributions
We went here to launch our kayak. Super easy area. They also rent kayaks. They have a small store at this lication. Parking was only $5. Clean and staff was very friendly.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Joe K wrote a review Oct. 2019
Park Ridge, IL25 contributions36 helpful votes
When you visit it might be for an hour, a day overnight. You might use the campgrounds or the ramp. You might bring your own boat, canoe or kayak. Whatever your choice is you will enjoy the visit. The river, scenery, people, birds and animals will all help to melt away the stresses of every day living. Each visit will be different, but all end the same with you being relaxed. Kayak rentals are very fairly priced and the staff is terrific.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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