Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River

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Three Sisters Springs are located on the Crystal River, in Citrus County, Florida, United States, at. 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 manatees and is one of the Crystal River's sanctuaries.Three Sisters springs is also accessible by land. The property around Three Sisters was acquired in 2010 and is open to the public from November 15th through March 31st.In adherence to the mission of protecting and preserving the manatee and its habitat, the areas around the springs have been designated as manatee sanctuaries and are closed to vessels from November 15 through March 31. However, swimmers are able to enter the spring from the water during this time with possible periodic discretionary closures due to manatee behavior. Visitors can view the manatees in their natural setting from land by use of the observation boardwalk overlooking the spring. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    You can reach either the source on the water by kayak or boat, or on foot across the footbridge. We are then in snorkeled and went with the boat in front of the entrance of the source. Beautiful clear water and it looks much different animal species. Who would like to see the source to walk must park his car at the Townhall and can then go by train. It costs $7.50 per adult. If you then there is running one on a pier and has a beautiful view on the water. Conclusion: very much recommended, best kayak hire and bring swim wear
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  • August 14, 2017
    It was fun to swim around and look at all the springs it's pretty we enjoyed ourselves we went with our manatee tour with adventure diving they were great gave us plenty of time you do need a boat to ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This place was spectacular! The water was crystal clear although cold. We were using wet suits provided by the adventure group but it would be difficult to enjoy without them. Snorkle gear is a must f...  more »

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If you wish to explore Florida's great outdoors on your own terms, consider renting a cabin in or near the quiet community of Crystal River. The area's vacation rentals not only offer fully equipped kitchens, private pools and spas, game rooms, and laundry facilities, but also provide you with more privacy than a hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast could. For something even more outdoorsy, and considerably less expensive, consider one of the area's campgrounds or RV parks.
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