Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

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#9 of 248 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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  • We really liked this park. Lots of upclose wildlife and an underwater viewing area above the main spring. Thousands of fish congregating there. We also saw lots of manatees - prob 40 or so. Very walka...  more »
  • This was a fun park to visit! Not only are there manatees to visit, but there are so many other native species (except for the rhino Lu) that you can view and learn more about. You will begin your tri...  more »
  • We bought a Groupon and drove into Homosassa in hopes to see Manatees. We had our toddler and newborn in tow and can say it's a State Park. Like most. Friendly staff, lots of animals to see and some c...  more »
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