Springs For Manatee Viewing

The entrance to Three Sisters Spring via the Crystal River
Brooksville

Three Sisters Spring

Three Sisters Spring is a series of three natural springs in Crystal River, Florida. Three Sisters Spring is an important warm-water habitat for manatees, and is one of the only places where it is legal to swim with manatees. Three Sisters Spring is part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Salt Springs Recreation Area
Daytona Beach

Salt Springs

Salt Springs is a heavily developed spring inside Ocala National Forest. There is a shallow spring pool and a spring run. The pool has several vents and the spring water is rich with minerals. There is an on-site campground. The spring and campground are very popular and are sometimes crowded.

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Weeki Wachee Springs
Brooksville

Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs is a tourist trap in central Florida. It became a Florida state park in 2008. It’s west of Orlando and north of Tampa. The spring is famous for mermaid shows, a spring-fed water park and beautiful clear and blue water. For years Weeki Wachee was known as the deepest underwater cave system in the U.S. Many people dislike the development and wish the spring’s natural environment was better preserved.

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Volusia Blue Springs
Daytona Beach

Volusia Blue Springs

Volusia Blue Springs is one of the most beautiful, popular and unique springs in Florida. It’s set inside Blue Springs State Park. This spring offers on-site camping, cabin rentals, kayaking, hiking and manatee viewing.

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