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Video: Chill out with a trip to crystal-clear Three Sisters Springs

Looking for a day trip that will allow you to be outdoors AND cool? Consider a trip to Kings Bay and neighboring Three Sisters Springs. The spring is one of Florida's last remaining urban spring areas, with crystal-clear water that supports a winter population of manatees in excess of 150. In the summer, the water temperature in the springs is a chilly 72. Watch as outdoors guru Terry Tomalin takes you on a paddleboarding excursion in the refreshing springs.

If you go

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, manatee and other wildlife viewing, picnic area

Entrance Fee: No

Scuba Diving: Yes

Onsite Camping: No

Dogs Allowed: No

Type of Park: National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Office

1502 SE Kings Bay Drive

Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 563-2088

Video: Chill out with a trip to crystal-clear Three Sisters Springs 07/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 4, 2014 11:59am]
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