Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River

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The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) System, located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. The 80-acre (32 ha) refuge (only accessible by boat) was established in 1983, to protect the West Indian manatee.
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  • Beautiful place for a walk and very pretty. Boardwalks were well maintained. I know it is important, but there were just way too many signs on staying out of the water, it became very distracting... 
    Beautiful place for a walk and very pretty. Boardwalks were well maintained. I know it is important, but there were just way too many signs on staying out of the water, it became very distracting...  more »
  • Enjoy crystal clear (usually) water with manatees! Lots to do in the area and perfect for families! Highly recommend! 
    Enjoy crystal clear (usually) water with manatees! Lots to do in the area and perfect for families! Highly recommend!  more »
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  • Beautiful experience. Everyone working at the refuge was very friendly. Definitely will be coming again to observe the Manatees in colder months!
  • New office location on the beautiful Crystal River and great visitors' center to get first-hand information about the manatee. Great staff and friendly volunteers. 👍🏼

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