Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

4.6
#9 of 182 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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  • This park was amazing! A real gem of a place. All the staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. A really relaxing walk around a well maintained and cared for park. We can't recommend highly enough...  more »
  • This park is home to numerous kinds of Florida wildlife, all of which are rescued animals that can't be released back into the wild for various reasons. The boat ride in along the creek is great. Defi...  more »
  • You wouldn’t really expect it when you pull into the parking lot of the Welcome Center off US 19, but there’s a lot to this place. From the gift shop featuring the typical t-shirts and stuffed animals...  more »

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