Crystal River

National Wildlife Refuge - Florida

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. It protects the West Indian Manatee. Except for the areas closed as winter manatee sanctuaries, Crystal River NWR is open to the public during daylight hours. The Kings Bay area is unique for its increasingly high abundance of wintering manatees. The refuge boasts the largest concentrations of manatees in the world within a natural winter habitat, with densities exceeding 550 manatees on extremely cold days. The best times for viewing manatees are late November through early March, when manatees congregate around warm water springs.

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Brochure of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Florida. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Crystal River - Brochure

Brochure of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Florida. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Crystal River NWR https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crystal_river/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_River_National_Wildlife_Refuge The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. It protects the West Indian Manatee. Except for the areas closed as winter manatee sanctuaries, Crystal River NWR is open to the public during daylight hours. The Kings Bay area is unique for its increasingly high abundance of wintering manatees. The refuge boasts the largest concentrations of manatees in the world within a natural winter habitat, with densities exceeding 550 manatees on extremely cold days. The best times for viewing manatees are late November through early March, when manatees congregate around warm water springs.

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