Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

#7 of 260 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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  • Mini zoo $13 to get in free for veterans most thing are are open in the park The poor hippopotamus there’s only one who looks very lonely  more »
  • Make it half price till you get it back 100% in operation. Some areas closed for renovation, most areas closed due to COVID. Just not worth the price at this time. Rent a kayak and go find the...  more »

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