Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

4.6
#7 of 274 in Nature in Florida
See Florida's animal species in their natural habitat at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. After reaching the visitor center, you can take a scenic boat ride to the center of the park, or opt for a shorter tram ride. The park is dedicated to the preservation of local wildlife, including a variety of birds and smaller animals, as well as bears, deer, otters, alligators, and crocodiles. It is also the center of the renowned manatee preservation program, and these gentle giants are the park’s star residents. See the manatees up close thanks to the underwater observatory. On warm days, you can pet and feed the manatees, but on cold days they stay submerged to preserve their heat. Plan to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park during your Homosassa Springs vacation using our convenient Homosassa Springs online sightseeing planner.
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  • I went to Homosassa, FL to visit my sister. She took me to see the manitees at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. What a fun park for people of all ages! We saw at least a dozen manitees...  more »
  • My friend and I were on our way to Crystal Springs so she could show me the manatees. We were not exactly sure where we were going! We passed this place, and the GIGANTIC manatee statue caught my...  more »
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