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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

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Go on a weekday if you enjoy peace and quiet

We rented a kayak from the campground. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We kayaked to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
robert p
Great Family Fun

Had a wonderful time looking at all the native aminals. Enjoyed watching the manatee being fed. It... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a kayak from the campground. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We kayaked to seven sisters and the crack. Seven sisters is super easy to get to. We went down a side stream and then had to walk a little ways to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time looking at all the native aminals. Enjoyed watching the manatee being fed. It was the perfect size. Was able to see everything in a couple of hours and the park was very relaxing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You will see manatees, otters, and all kinds of fish in crystal clear waters. About a half mile from the kayak launch there is a cove where Manatees stay most of the year. Kayak rentals are cheap and if you have your own its only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

If you follow the signs to the Chassahowitzka River camp sites, there is easy access to the beautiful river and kayak rentals. The park workers are very helpful and will explain how to find the abundant Springs and rope swings. We had a blast?

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Megan W
Reviewed 1 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank fearlessfly1
Reviewed 23 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Starviagera
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dmax2018
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank insider
Reviewed 15 April 2018

kayak caravan to crack in the earth and 7 sisters spring. Excellent experience. Took 4 teenagers who also LOVED it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 22 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Laura H
22 July 2018|
Response from fearlessfly1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.... not a 52 foot yacht....but avg 22 center console no problem....
13 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