Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

4.6
#7 of 265 in Nature in Florida
Must see · 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. 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 is a great little walking park with close up photo ops of native birds & wildlife however my daughter & I did not feel safe at all. For a government facility/National Park Service, this was...  more »
  • From the outside it looked a bit like a tourist trap. We were surprised and excited to see so many good and interesting things happening. All the in-house creatures are debilitated cannot be...  more »
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