Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

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#8 of 275 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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  • I was travelling with my boyfriend at the time. He had told me this was a place he just had to go to on our trip for sentimental reasons (fond memories of seeing the manatees as a child). It wasn't bu...  more »
  • Saw birds coming into park.Also a large eagle.cougar deer under water spring viewing.Also an overlook into the river saw quite a few manatees there.And a talk about the manatees very interesting.  more »
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