Lonely Planet Writer

Manatee invasion closes popular Florida recreation spot

Florida manatee, 2010.
Florida manatee, 2010. Image by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

Florida’s Three Sisters Springs is usually a popular spot for recreational kayaking and swimming, but it was closed off by park officials this week after a swarm of over 300 manatees made their home in the springs. The park was closed to ensure the Manatees’ safety. Manatees are a common sight at the springs during winter as the sea mammals take shelter in the warm waters when the open ocean gets too cold. Read more: cnn.com