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Fort Island Trail Park

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Address: 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Love the water..

My sole purpose was fishing....It was close to where I needed to be.....there were sufficient bathrooms....launch and dock were in decent shape. Im not the kind of guy to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The weather was nice and sunny and the water was calm. We walked along the beach and went out on the pier. The beach is okay and small. The water on the day we visited was not inviting as the tide was out far and hundreds of birds were on the beach. Nice place for a picnic but not sure... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Take your sunscreen, flip flops or bare feet with plenty of snacks & beverages. Great place to lay on your blanket & watch the birds, fish jump or folks launch their boats.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My sole purpose was fishing....It was close to where I needed to be.....there were sufficient bathrooms....launch and dock were in decent shape. Im not the kind of guy to go there for a picnic....just launching a boat to go fishing so, yea, the place served its purpose...

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Just a quick jaunt around town before turning in to our hotel. Stopped here to walk a little after driving all day. Enjoyed the pier at sunset, photographed some birds, saw a gator. Basically had the place to ourselves, local told us to go 4 miles up the street to beach for more great sunset.

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2 Thank Beans513
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

nice walk out fishing pier with some overhead cover. we also enjoyed the picnic table pavilions. we saw lots of boats and everyone was very nice.

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Very nice area expected more walking trails though as it seems to be a boat ramp and a swimming beach

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Hidden for some but just short of the 5 mile marker off the Fort Island Trail. Two pavilions and very clean restrooms. Nice place to picnic, read the paper with a cuppa' or just to get some fresh air.

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Burleson, Texas
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This park has a fishing dock and sits on the banks of the Crystal River. It's small and uncrowded. There is an area suitable for picnicking and restroom facilities available. It was a great place to escape the traffic noise, watch birds, watch boats, and fish. And, it was free. There was no playground that I saw. The park does... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great beach with fine white sand, and virtually no waves! A great day finished at the beach after a Manatee Tour.

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Inverness, Florida
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181 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

So it's the only beach in the county, so I have to love it a little. There is sand and water. Try not to look at the nuclear power plant on the horizon. Someone is probably playing Sweet Home Alabama from their truck and it's frozen in time to 1978.

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