Outside of the restricted winter months, or designated non-swimming areas, Three Sisters Spring is open for swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There is a gift shop/concession stand and picnic areas onsite. Unfortunately, camping and pets are not allowed at this spring. Admission to Three Sisters Spring is free so it is a popular destination for locals and families in the summer months.
Water in Three Sisters Spring is crystal clear so you can see fish easily against the white sandy bottom of the spring. You may also spot rays and manatees in the river waters. You must be cautious when swimming, however, as the current of the river is quite strong. At some times of year, hundreds of manatees can be witnessed at the area around Three Sisters Spring. Although manatees are gentle creatures, you should not pet them as there is a fine of over $100 if you are spotted doing so by a ranger. It is always best to go to the spring on weekdays as weekends are quite crowded.
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