Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

4.6
#9 of 277 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 had such an amazing time at this state park. The animals were beautiful and well taken care of. Also there wasn't an unpleasant smell from animals either, very clean. The rangers were all Very pleas...  more »
  • This was a fun afternoon activity we got here a little late to use the bathroom water ferry at the entrance. Make sure you go in the morning to enjoy all there features. The Manatees were the neatest ...  more »
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