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St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve is a gem on the Nature Coast of Florida with ample recreational opportunities for people looking to reconnect with nature. Boating, kayaking and canoeing are among the more popular ways to experience St. Martins Marsh. However, you don't need a watercraft to see the aquatic preserve. The trails of Crystal River Preserve State Park allow access to the marsh and water's edge. Fishing and birding are popular from both the land and water. If you want to get into the water, snorkeling and scuba diving are popular. The waters are crystal clear, thanks to the numerous springs just offshore.

Kings Bay, just next to the aquatic preserve, is world famous for the herd of manatees that stay in the area year round. In the winter, even more manatees crowd the bay, attracted by the relatively warm spring waters.

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Last updated: September 02, 2010

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