The 57-acre refuge that surrounds the Three Sisters Springs is an example of a restored wetland habit. Visitors can explore hiking trails to view the Wetland, Lake Crystal, Magnolia Spring and the scenic boardwalk that surrounds Three Sisters Springs.
Visitors can observe mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians common to a Florida spring ecosystem when visiting the refuge. Cold winter days bring 100's of manatees seeking warm water refuge into the springs.
US Fish & Wildlife Service volunteers offer guided walking tours and are available to field questions concerning the refuge, native wildlife and the Florida spring system.
To swim, snorkel or paddle the crystal clear waters of Three Sisters Springs, visitors must arrive through the waterways. There is no water access from the refuge into the springs. The Three Sisters Springs Center does not offer any water based activities.
Swimming is permitted inside Three Sisters Springs from sunrise to sunset year round. US Fish & Wildlife Service may close water access for the protection of manatees on extreme cold weather events. Check the Crystal River NWR Facebook page for updates on temporary closures.
Paddle craft are permitted inside of Three Sisters Springs from sunrise to sunset, April 1st - November 14th.
Boat/ Kayak launches can be found throughout Kings Bay.
Summer Day Passes (April 1st - Nov. 14th)
Includes one day land access to Three Sisters Springs ( Trolley - Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Ticket sales end at 3:30 pm.
Three Sisters Springs Center
123 N.W U.S. Highway 19, Crystal River,Fl. (behind City Hall)
Front Gate @ Three Sisters Springs
601 Three Sisters Springs Trail, Crystal River, Fl. (Credit/Debit Card Only)
New pricing goes into effect on 10/1/2019.
New fee and annual pass schedule can be found on our Ticket Information page.
Official Concessionaire for Land Access to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge's Three Sisters Springs
123 NW US Highway 19
City of Crystal River, 34428
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Ph: (352) 586-1170
8:30am - 4:30pm EST
Ticket sales end 1 hour before closing
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