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Visit Three Sisters Springs!

As an internationally famous manatee refuge and beautiful wildlife refuge, Three Sister's Springs is a bucket list experience like no other in the world. As hundreds of manatees flock to the springs to take advantage of the consistent 72-degree F waters, the beautiful boardwalk and surrounding trails are the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of not only the manatee but the incredible beauty of the Nature Coast!

Free entry to Three Sisters Springs & Visitor's Center and Nature Store

As a joint offering of the Florida Manatee Festival,  Friends of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex,  City of Crystal River, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, you can take a free shuttle right from the Manatee Festival to Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge's open house at Three Sisters Springs and the refuge Visitor Center!  Fun and informative programs will be held throughout the weekend at both the Three Sisters Springs property and the refuge Visitor Center.  Many conservation organizations will host information booths, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and manatee rescue and rehabilitation partners.

Buses will run on Saturday, January 13th and Sunday, January 14th from 9 am - 3:30 pm with pickup and drop off located near the entry gate on 5th Street.

Program location & times:

Three Sisters Springs:

  • 9:30 am Birdwatching Tour
  • 11:00 am Native Plant and Wetland Walking Tour
  • 12:30 pm Learn About Manatees Program
  • 2:00 pm Beyond the Boardwalk Walking Tour

Classroom at Visitor Center

  •  Presentations will be held in the classroom on both days.  Check the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge website or Facebook page for details.
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