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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, Florida 34446-1168 USA

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“showcases native Florida wildlife”

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park features a children's education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida's environment. Transportation from the visitor center on U.S. 19 to the West Entrance is available by tram or boat. The park has two concessionaire-operated gift shops and a concessionaire-operated café with a selection of beverages and snacks. Plan 3 1/2 to 4 hours to tour the park. Check the Ranger Programs for a list of interactive events throughout the park each day.

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HealonFamily

  • 77 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
January 27, 2022
Rated 5.0

Amazing place. We really enjoyed it. Adults are $13. Worth every penny! We took a tram ride from the, I guess back. That alone was fun. Lol.

Everybody we encountered was so friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop. A few stands with snacks and drinks.

We saw lots of manatees and babies! So many different birds. A black bear, a hippo, fox, snakes, so many fish!

It's not a huge place. We spent a little over an hour there. Definitely could have stretched it longer. Easy walk. A few places with stairs (and ramps). But to get down to the underwater viewing, only stairs. About 11 or 12. Multiple bathrooms.

Just a relaxing day, watching animals. You can't feed any of them. But, there are binoculars around, so bring quarters.

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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

4150 S Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, Florida
34446-1168 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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