Discover Crystal River, Florida

On your visit to Citrus County in the Crystal River area, you can swim in turquoise natural springs and interact with animals in Crystal Rivers National Wildlife Refuge.

Manatees are friendly and playful, and swimming with them is a unique experience you won't really find anywhere else in the world.

Swimming With Manatees

Outdoor Activities

Hunter Springs Park features beautiful natural springs for swimming year-round, kayak tours, picnic tables, and a fun sandy beach for kids.

Hiking Trails

Crystal River Preserve State Park is filled with pinewoods, hardwood forests, salt marshes, and mangrove island. It is perfect for hiking.

Three Sisters Springs

You can visit the boardwalk, swim in the springs, bird watch, kayak, or paddleboard. The springs are located within the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Pristine natural waters and wildlife are two of the main attractions on Florida's “Nature Coast." You can find dozens of natural springs situated around Kings Bay.


Chassahowitzka River

Rent a boat or kayak & enjoy fish, birds, and even manatees as you paddle leisurely along the Chazz. Perfect for a chilled-out morning or afternoon activity.

Beach Sunset

Catch a sunset at Fort Island Gulf Beach. This beach on the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for an evening picnic or beachy sunset.

Try a stay at The Plantation on Crystal River, a lovely historic hotel, or try a private waterfront home with a saltwater pool, bikes and paddleboards included for guest use.

Where To Stay