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Out of the way but well worth it

If you have a few hours to take a side trip this one was about the best surprise we had. These springs attach to Suwanee river and are unbelievable. Bring your appetite on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2015
canvasguy30043
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a family time. We arrived in a RV from Land O'Lakes- it didn't take much time and we stopped there for lunch and some relaxing walking. Beautiful views and not a bad weather-it was just sunny enough, without being hot. Park is well looked after and had many places to relax and watch a nature. Manatees were not... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

If you have a few hours to take a side trip this one was about the best surprise we had. These springs attach to Suwanee river and are unbelievable. Bring your appetite on the weekends and eat some of the fresh cooking B B Q. Very clean park and for the admission of only $6 was probably the best deal... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

Wow. This park is well-worth a visit, from the friendly people, great walks on safe and clean boardwalks (no water or mud to impede walkers), and, most of all, an inspiring close look at 14 manatees just off the dock. I spent some time convincing myself that we were really that close to these beautiful creatures. The informative signs were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

Well its the third time that I go down to the springs. Very nice place this is! The springs are well mantained and the staff is usually very friendly. If your not in the mood to go in the water it has a couple of trails to go hiking. The parking area is pretty big and the fee isnt expensive... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

so beautiful the whole park but the spring itself release 100,000mgalons of pure spring water daily , its called a magnitude 1 spring , very deep and clear , it was the first real spring i saw in florida , nestled iamoung the protected cypress trees there is a walkway built to travle apon and leads out to the famed... More 

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Kima720
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

This Spring was amazing water was crystal clear and a beautiful turquoise color. paths could stand a raking but overall great cheap family day. Bbq grills and park area for families. pretty easy to find and worth a day trip for sure. Stopped here after not being able to find Fanning an so glad we did I will be back... More 

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Lake Helen, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

this park is nestled up in manatee cty and its a gem of a park ,a beutiful family orentated park great snokleing and swimming and a great long boardwalk to the river where theres boat tours and good viwing of the very cool jumping sturgeons when there spawing in the river,as i always recamend bring your bikes,pet friendly and ya... More 

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Gautier, Mississippi
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145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

No neon signs here, just a great place to take a break from the road. It's about five minutes off Hwy 27 (Fl/Ga Pkwy) in Chiefland, Fl. The Manatees like warm water so the visit the spring in winter. This is the second December we've seen them. Oh, it'll set you back $2 - $6.

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Tyler, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

My second time swimming with the manatees in Crystal River FL. Sunshine River Tours is awesome! This year we were with Captain Rick on the private tour.... worth every penny! (99.00 bucks per person..limited to six people on the boat) We spent approx. four hours snorkeling in three different locations. I like Three Sisters Springs the best..... many manatees and... More 

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