|Chassahowitzka River Kayak Tour
Chassahowitzka River Tours
The Chassahowitzka* (AKA Chas for short) is a mini amazon. Our tour starts at the upper reaches which are
formed by 7 Sisters and the Devil's Punchbowl spring heads within the Withlacoochee State Forest. There
are many different routes to run depending on water levels and season. Baird Creek and "The Crack" are
frequently included as is Salt and Houseboat Springs. Mullet, turtles, otters, and manatees are frequently
Some routes will take us downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico where we may enter the Chassahowtizka
National Wildlife Refuge. As Special Use Permit holders, we practice passive observation and a Leave No
* Chassahowitzka is derived from Seminole-Creek meaning hanging pumpkin.
Public Chassahowitzka River Tours (Participants must be at least 13 years old) $ 50 pp
Private Chassahowitzka River Tours (No age limit) $100 pp
Kid's Chassahowitzka River Tour for families with children 12 and under $ 65 pp
|All participants will meet at Chassahowitzka County Campground just south of Crystal River. Exact address and
directions will be provided upon acceptance of reservation.