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Crystal River

Crystal River

Pete's Pier

DSC_71881 SW 1st Place

Crystal River,



Ramps: 1, Lanes 2

Ramp Fee: $10.00 for parking (ramp is free)

Parking Spaces : 45

Rest Room: Yes

Hours 24

By Water: 28.894101, -82.597275



Comments: We have the closest access to Three Sisters Springs. We are centrally located among many springs in Crystal River: Three Sisters, King's Springs, and Hunter Springs. Gas and Bait Shop are open 7:00 am to 5:00


Fort Island Gulf Beach

Screen_shot_2011-04-19_at_7.18.56_PM16000 W. Fort Island Trail

Crystal River,

Ramps: 1, Lanes 2

Ramp Fee: No

Parking Spaces : 26

Rest Room: Yes

Hours 24:


By Water: 28.911256, -82.692401



Dockside Trading Co.


Street N. Suncoast Blvd

Crystal River, Florida

Ramps: 1

Ramp Fee: No

Parking Spaces : 20 (across the street behind the fire House

Rest Room: No

Hours 24:


By Water:  28.899146, -82.596317

This is a narrow ramp and can be shallow at low tide. I was able to launch at 23' boat there. Parking is across the street at the fire house.

Crystal Isles RV Resort


120311419 W Fort Island Trail

Crystal River, Florida 34429

(888) 783-6763


By Water 28.902500, -82.624767

Enjoy a beautiful RV resort on Florida's scenic West Coast, where there is something to do for every member of the family. Indulge in nearby Gulf beaches, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and fishing. Visit King's Bay and swim with the manatees.

The beauty of Florida's West Coast is united with our Crystal River SuperPark to create the perfect blend of peace, pleasure and play. Hit a golf ball, catch a fish or visit nearby King's Bay for a swim with a manatee -- it's all waiting for you! We offer a wonderful experience for the entire family.

There are campsite with boat dock, this campground also has a boat ramp.

Party Spot

IMG_8801_-_Version_3By Water 28.884757 -82.595063

This location is where the locals hang out.


King Springs

ks3By Water 28.881502, -82.594837

Located in Kings Bay.

Sunset Cruise to the Gulf


By Water 28.902742, -82.751667

Follow the channel markers out to the Gulf at sunset. Drop anchor and enjoy.

Three Sisters Springs



By Water 28.888425, -82.589218

You can anchor your boat outside the spring and swim in.

Miami businessman Harvey Goodman bought the 58-acre parcel 27 years ago. He acquired the land under the springs and installed pilings to block large boats, but still allowed manatees, canoes, kayaks and swimmers to enter. That greatly reduced boat engine oil and gas contamination and prevented boat prop dangers to manatees and swimmers. Enforcing the private owner's right of no upland trespassing also reduced the damage to the spring's shorelines and the litter left in and around the springs from careless visitors.


UPDATE July 2010

CRYSTAL RIVER — The pre-eminent natural manatee habitat and viewing location in Central Florida became public property Wednesday when a coalition of public and private entities purchased the 57.8-acre Three Sisters Springs property from private developers for $10.5 million Three Sisters spring run, will be owned by the city of Crystal River and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will manage the site as part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Full Story

Best Western Crystal River Resort

crystalBW614 Northwest Highway 19

Crystal River, Florida



By Water 28.898597, -82.598721

This resort style Crystal River, Florida hotel is situated on King's Bay and is minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, Crystal River and Weeki Wachee.

Situated on King's Bay, home to many wild manatees, on the eastern coast of Florida, the Best Western Crystal River Resort offers convenient access to the local highways and waterfront as well as outstanding customer service and amenities. This Crystal River hotel offers 114 well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and spa or relax at King's Bay, just 0.25 mile from the guest rooms. This Nature Coast hotel also features a Tiki Bar, the Cabbage Palm Gift Shop, the Crystal Lodge Dive Center and guided dive tours. Onsite meeting facilities accommodate up to 50 people. Pets are welcome!


A boat dock with slips and a ramp!

Plantation Golf Resort & Spa

plantation_golf_lg9301 W Fort Island TRL

Crystal River, Florida



By Water 28.878791, -82.590582

Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Naturefbw_approval_sealnew Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. Our Crystal River hotel, set upon 232 acres, is a perfect Florida family vacation spot with a variety of activities anyone can savor from golfing and fishing, to swimming with manatees, boating or just plain relaxing – this Crystal River, Florida resort has it all.