Hunter Springs Park
Beautiful Hunter Springs Park is the jewel of Crystal River. It is a local favorite, and it won a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This park includes the most accessible spring on Kings Bay. Open to swimming year-round, the newly redesigned park features a natural shoreline & freshwater beach, kayak launch, picnic areas with BBQ grills, relaxing grassy areas, a playground, bathrooms as well as changing rooms, along with a lovely boardwalk for manatee viewing. Plus, the Florida state bird, the white Ibis, can typically be seen in the park. There is a kayak launch for a fee, but the City does not rent any paddle-crafts from the park.
Alcohol and dogs are not permitted in City parks. Service dogs are permitted. There is a parking fee.
Hunter Springs Park (8 am - 8 pm April 1st through Labor Day & 8 am - 7 pm Day after Labor Day through October 31st & 8 am - 5:30 pm November 1st (or the day after Daylight Savings ends) through March 31st).
For more info, contact the Park Ranger