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Scalloping is great fun for adults and children. Each summer during scallop season, visitors harvest scallops by entering the water, usually 4 to 6 feet deep with a snorkel mask and fins, catching scallops by hand and collecting them in a mesh bag. It’s fun for the whole family. This is our most popular season, so book early!

Scalloping in Crystal River


Explore the Nature Coast by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Experience the wonder of Three Sisters Springs and beyond. Manatees, dolphins and shorebirds add to the fun.

Kayaking in Crystal River


Hire an experienced fishing guide or bring your own boat. Boat docking is available for registered guests. A fish cleaning station is available. Please visit for the most current fishing regulations.

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Local Parks/Biking/Walking

Hunter Springs Park is the perfect place to cool down, have a picnic, go kayaking or paddleboarding and there is even a brand new playground for the children.  During the winter months, you can swim with manatees in the spring.

Withlacooche Bike Trail


Enjoy guided diving trips or private exploration. Rental boats, air and equipment are available nearby. Several guides will pick you up at our dock.

SCUBA Diving in Crystal River and Gulf of Mexico

Fort Island Gulf Beach

Swim and play at the Fort Island Beach, fish on the pier or enjoy the sunset.

Fort Island Gulf Beach Crystal River

Historic Downtown Crystal River

Shop local stores, Eat at local restaurants, and enjoy live entertainment just around the corner from our lodge.

Shoppes of Heritage Village Crystal River
Shoppes of Heritage Village Crystal River


Sit and enjoy our waterfront views and sunsets. Our guests tell us this is why they love Kings Bay Lodge and why they return year after year.

For a complete list of other things to do in the area, click here.
Beautiful Sunset at Kings Bay Lodge Crystal River