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Three Sisters Spring

Crystal River, Florida 34423 USA

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“Kayak and swim with the manatees!”

Three Sisters Springs are located on the Crystal River, in Florida, USA. They are in a natural inlet on the east side of Kings Bay. They contain three spring areas that contain many sand boils and vents. The land surrounding the springs is privately owned property and there is no landfall or boat tie up permitted, the only access to the springs is blocked by concrete posts to stop the boats from entering. Only kayaks, canoes, and swimmers are permitted in the area. Three Sisters Springs is also home to many of the local manatees and is one of Crystal Rivers a group of sanctuaries.

Three Sisters springs is also accessible by land. The land around Three Sisters was acquired in 2010 and is currently open to the public only on certain dates.

In adherence to the mission of protecting and preserving the manatee and its habitat, the areas around the springs have been designated Manatee Sanctuaries and are closed to all humans from November 15th through March 31st. Visitors can still visit and view the manatees in their natural setting, however, from boats or in the water outside of those sanctuary boundaries. Many dive shops and marinas in the Town of Crystal River offer manatee tours and cater to the needs of divers and snorkelers.

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Reviewed by
hballparks

  • 1 Review
  • 8 Helpful
June 3, 2014

people that visit this beautiful place must take care of it. it is slowly turning in to a mess. dont touch things that you should touch and dont tie you boat, kayaks ect to the foliage. you are ruining it for others.

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pplschmp

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 27, 2013

Great place, been there, it is beautiful!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

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  • 185 Helpful
September 7, 2014

There aren't enough words to describe this place. Three Sisters Spring is an absolutely amazing place to be! It looks as it belongs to another world.
The waters are cocooned within the rocks and one can have straight connection with the water animals..extraordinary!!!

Kayaking to get there was a good exercise for all of us!! One of the most worthy experiences of my life!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LloydB

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  • 0 Helpful
November 30, 2015

It's not really "free" anymore (coming very shortly). Upcoming restrictions to better protect manatees are imminent and needed due to overcrowding and bad behavior. If people would just keep their hands off we wouldn't have this big of a problem). Under current proposals, in water access will be via guided tours only and no touching will be allowed. Upland access is already limited to a commercial tram at $15 per person.

Unfortunately what used to be a serene spot is now overrun with over enthusiastic to out of control swimmers much too frequently.

For more info:

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crystal_River/Three_Sisters_Springs_Manatee_Information.html

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Three Sisters Spring

Crystal River, Florida
34423 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Street Parking
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