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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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We had a great time. Do not understand why we had to rent a canoe to go the short distance to the... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Gabriella A
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Cruzin' the Chaz ....

The Chassahowitzka River is a great place to do some easy kayaking. Some of the wildlife you may... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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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
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

2  Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A lovely place to kayak, it seems unspoiled and much wildlife is easily viewed. A really picturesque place to visit.

Thank George S
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.

Thank BowserJournal
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful clear spring fed water everywhere I kayaked on this river. I went early & ended up with a special treat...watching an otter family of 6 hanging out right in front of my kayak in one of the side tributaries I took! Swimming & bobbing...More

2  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lots of water and trees, I loved it. Its a very nice change from cars and asphalt. So nice and peaceful.

1  Thank Kim Z
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent the morning kayaking on 'The Chaz' - clear water.. beautiful scenery and the hidden alcoves with natural springs were so fun to get to. It gets busy on the weekends but even then, it's ridiculously peaceful. Don't miss The Chaz river.. rental of...More

1  Thank Kita R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This location is well know for its varied ecological systems and terrain. Hiking is the preference, but you can browse the visitor center, or wander about grounds. They hose a number of trainings for educators and the public alike. FWC is the contact for scheduling...More

1  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I loved kayaking down this river & seeing the 7 springs/caves. Some young guys were diving thru the caves & coming up on the other side. I was too scared to do that. We bumped into 2 women, who told us about some finger canals...More

1  Thank ChicagoRocky
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a great location. nice to see injured birds and animals taken care of. Loved the Hippo. Wild birds join the locals and the place is like being in the Galapagos.

1  Thank chocolady8
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Colby C
14 March 2017|
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.
21 January 2016|
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