Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
|Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Citrus County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Crystal River, Florida|
|Area||80 acres (32 ha)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) System, located in Kings Bay, in the town of Crystal River, and consists of 20 islands and several small parcels of land. The 80-acre (32 ha) refuge (only accessible by boat) was established in 1983, to protect the West Indian manatee.
The Crystal River NWR administration was changed from the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex to the Crystal River Complex headquartered in Crystal River, Florida. The complex manages Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River NWR, as well as the three 'Tampa Bay Refuges'; Egmont Key NWR, Passage Key NWR, and the Pinellas NWR.
- Crystal River Complex- Retrieved 2017-12-26
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- Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
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