Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

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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 an incredible experience, loads to see. America has loads of state parks and personally I think this is one of the best. There is loads to see, the staff/volunteers are knowledgeable and keep....  more
    This is an incredible experience, loads to see. America has loads of state parks and personally I think this is one of the best. There is loads to see, the staff/volunteers are knowledgeable and keep....  more »
  • This was our second visit to the park. We enjoyed it again, we always see lots of animals. This time we saw a baby manatee. It was so cute. My only complaint was we tried to buy ice cream and a drink....  more
    This was our second visit to the park. We enjoyed it again, we always see lots of animals. This time we saw a baby manatee. It was so cute. My only complaint was we tried to buy ice cream and a drink....  more »
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  • Great place to visit during the afternoon for families and nature lovers. The visitors center was very informative and offered both a tram and boat to the exhibits and wildlife walk. I opted for the tram and enjoyed the ride through the park. The exhibits are for native injured animals and provided a lot of educational information to visitors. The water was beyond beautiful! Loved the wild walk the most! Definitely recommend!
  • We had such a fun experience at the state park. We got there at just the right time. Lu was swimming around, the manatees and the bear were active, the gators were sunning, and we took a great video of the flamingos and a pelican I’m still laughing at. The facilities were clean. The rangers were very informative and friendly. And the price was wonderful

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