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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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One of nicest Kayaking rivers in Florida.

Love this trip! After over 100 trips here still have yet to discover it all. Always launch at Chaz... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fearlessfly1
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Clearwater, Florida
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Confused wildlife management is not this place- I guess there are 2

On HWY 19 just after the 476 junction on the left side is the entrance to the Wildlife Management... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Starviagera
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Los Angeles, California
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this trip! After over 100 trips here still have yet to discover it all. Always launch at Chaz Campground. Clean bathrooms nice campstore for Gatorade last minute items. Nice ladies in gift shop camp store Parking is 5 bucks more with trailer. Many miss...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On HWY 19 just after the 476 junction on the left side is the entrance to the Wildlife Management Area where the Eagle Nest Sink is. We met some divers that were going in. Because of the rain it was very tannic and I didn't...More

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Paddling the Chassahowitzka is like paddling 3 rivers in one! Beautiful, clear blue water from the springs to view, kayak through and swim in; great to see the abundance of fish, grasses and the wildlife! -Spotted 4 gators, 2 otters, ospreys, egrets, blue herons, ibis...More

Thank dmax2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

4  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 5 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.

2  Thank BowserJournal
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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
21 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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