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Information for Visitors

Crystal River is the best place in the whole world to view the manatee in their natural habitat!  World renowned Three Sisters Springs is right here in our backyard and plays home to hundreds of manatees in the winter. We welcome our thousands of visitors each year from around the world.  Only 90 miles from bustling Orlando and the magic of Walt Disney World, visitors find a different type of enchantment in Crystal River.

Three Sisters Springs Kayakers

Three Sisters Springs

King's Bay, an "Outstanding Florida Waterway" offers many water oriented activities such as: boating, canoeing/kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, swimming and wildlife watching.  The Gulf of Mexico, off the Crystal River is also one of the few places to scallop along the coast of Florida.  Bay scallop season runs July 1- September 24 each year.  This underwater "treasure hunt" is an experience unlike any other.

Hunter Springs Park Swim Area

In downtown Crystal River you can walk the quaint specialty shops, amazing restaurants and festive bars some of which are nestled in historic family homes.  Only blocks from the waterfront, downtown is where you will find the City's many festivals and events. We hope to see you in Crystal River soon!

Heritage Village Shoppers

Heritage House in downtown Crystal River

Three Sisters Springs
For the most up to date information on Three Sisters Springs Three Sisters Springs  or visit the Three Sisters Springs Center Facebook page Three Sisters Springs Facebook.

Manatee in the Spring Run
No dogs are permitted in City Park.  Service Animals are always welcome.

King's Bay Park

210 NW 3rd St.
Pavilions (2)
Picnic Shelter (5)
Fishing Dock
Daytime Docking Facilities
Fishing Dock to Fishing Pier
BBQ Grills
Kayak Launch
Handicap Kayak Launch

Kings Bay Park Dock

Hunter Springs Park

18 NE 2nd St.
Pavilion with Restrooms
Picnic area with BBQ grills
Small Fresh Water Swim Area on the Crystal River
Kayak Launch
Volleyball Court

Hunter Springs Park

Other Places to visit when in Crystal River:

Homosassa State Park

Crystal River Archaeological State Park


Travel Distance

 Location  Distance  Location  Distance
 Clearwater  86 Miles  Dunnellon  17 Miles
 Gainesville  65 Miles  Lake City  101 Miles
 Lakeland  82 Miles  Miami  310 Miles
 Naples  240 Miles  New Port Richey  49 Miles
 Ocala  38 Miles  Orlando  90 Miles
 Sarasota  125 Miles  Spring Hill  31 Miles
 Tampa  77 Miles  Tallahassee  167 Miles
 The Villages  42 Miles  Zephyr Hills  61 Miles
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City of Crystal River

123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428

Ph: (352) 795-4216

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