Three Sisters Springs Annual Walk-In passes are available for sale at our Center. These are the only passes that will be honored for the season.
Visit the boardwalk today!
Call us at 352-586-1170 for more information
What is in-water recreation? Swimming, snorkeling, paddling, etc.
There is NO water access at the boardwalk or by taking the trolley tour. In-water recreation at Three Sisters Springs is accessible by launching a boat on Kings Bay and navigating to the springs. Visitors can use a paddle craft or motorized boat to get to the entrance of Three Sisters Springs; however, motorized boats are not allowed into Three Sisters Springs and paddle craft access is prohibited November 15 to March 31. Please use the map of Kings Bay to navigate safely to the springs, and please read the regulations for in-water recreation below.
Three Sisters Springs is an important habitat for manatees during the winter months (mid November to late March). Manatee sanctuaries are in effect November 15 - March 31, and are regulated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. The manatee sanctuaries are marked with buoys/signage and are areas where swimming, paddling and other human activities are prohibited. Snorkelers have opportunities to see manatees in the sanctuaries by swimming outside of the roped off areas. For the safety and protection of the manatees, in-water access to Three Sisters Springs can be closed by USFWS when water temperatures in the Gulf Of Mexico drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the Gulf of Mexico temperature is warmer than 68 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a 24 hour period, the springs will open again for in-water access.
Summer In-Water Recreation
(April 1 - November 14)
Kayak/Paddle craft access
Open daily sunrise to sunset
NO land access
NO motorized vessels
NO tying to any vegetation, rocks or signs
NO kayak launch
Winter In-Water Recreation
(November 15 - March 31)
Manatee Sanctuaries in effect
Open daily, but can be closed by USFWS intermittently
Kayak/paddle craft access
Photos by Tiffany Ertle Photography
Three Sisters Springs Center
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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