Crystal River, one hour north of Tampa on the Gulf Coast is the only wildlife refuge dedicated to the protection of the West Indian manatee. There are several ways to enjoy the refuge. You can explore the displays at the visitor’s center located on Kings Bay where volunteer staff will answer questions. You can visit the Three Sisters Springs property to walk the boardwalk and view the springs or enjoy the trails. To swim or paddle in the Three Sisters Springs, you can rent a vessel/paddle craft or bring your own and launch at a nearby boat ramp. Visitors can even put on a wetsuit and snorkel to immerse themselves in the underwater world of the manatee.
1502 SE Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida 34429-4661