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, the City of Crystal River, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, you can take a free shuttle right from the Manatee Festival to Three Sisters Springs and the new Visitor’s Center! Fun and informative programs will be held throughout the weekend at both Three Sisters and the Visitor’s Center along with conservation displays and The Friends Pop-Up Nature Store at Three Sisters Springs.
Buses will run on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th from 9 am - 3:30 pm with pickup and drop off located near the entry gate on 5th Street.
Program location & times:
Pavilion at Three Sisters Springs:
- 9:30 am Birding Tour
- 10:30 am Wetlands Tour
- 11:30 am Manatees: Why do We Care?
- 12:30 pm Manatees: Why do We Care?
- 1:30 pm Beyond the Boardwalk
Classroom at Visitor Center
- 11:00 am The Wonderful World of Manatees By Jim Valade
- 1:00 pm The Wonderful World of Manatees By Jim Valade