ABOUT JURASSIC SPRING
This beautiful spring can be found in Crystal River just adjacent to Hunter Springs. Jurassic Spring is a second-magnitude spring that is part of the Hunter Springs Run and was named many years ago due to mammoth fossils being discovered in this spring. Manatees will frequent Jurassic Spring especially during the winter months to stay warm.
Jurassic Spring pumps 100 gallons of water an hour into Crystal River. Depending on the tide, the depth of Jurassic Spring can range from around 15 to 20 feet deep. If you do plan on visiting this spring please be mindful of boat traffic and swimmers and make sure not to block access for others. This spring may close periodically based on manatee presence and cold weather.
Jurassic Spring is accessible to the general public all year long, however in order to protect manatees, access to the springs is limited from November 15 to March 31. Visitors can still see the manatees at this season from designated viewing places and can take part in educational programs and guided tours.
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