This beautiful park is a pride and joy for Crystal River. It is a local favorite and has won a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Hunter Springs is the perfect place to cool down on those hot summer days, have a picnic, go kayaking or standup paddleboarding and there is even a brand new playground for the childern. During the winter months, you can swim with manatees in the spring. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Hunter Springs is free to enjoy or to use as a kayak, SUP, or canoe launch. While use of the facility is free, there is a fee to park or to launch commercially. If you do not wish to pay the fee, there are several free parking lots with in walking distance.
The park offers a small beach area leading to a roped off swimming area, kayak/canoe launch, boardwalk along the waterway where you are likely to spot waterbirds, playground area and other amenities listed below. Bring your beach gear, stretch out on the grass, enjoy a picnic and swim. You may even spot manatees swimming by, especially in colder months.