Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

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#4 of 172 in Nature in Florida
State Park Wildlife Area
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. Arrange to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and other attractions in Homosassa Springs using our Homosassa Springs itinerary builder.
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  • Enter the welcome center and then travel by boat through a small portion of native Florida. Enter the park and take a casual walk along the 1+ mile boardwalk as you get up close and personal with nati...  more »
  • This is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in Florida, natural history or animals. Excellent collection including manatees, Florida panther, bob cats, poisonous snakes, etc. The focus is on l...  more »
  • Even with the rain we were able to see all the animals and enjoy the whole park. The manatee and fish in the "fishbowl" were our favorite part. Great find for the price, would return for sure if we we...  more »