Spring 2018 Manager's Message

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Park Manager Kim Tennille with volunteer

Kimberlee Tennille, Park Manager

I am so thrilled that Spring has arrived in Florida as it is my absolute favorite time of the year. There is so much to see and enjoy at the park. The wildflowers are in bloom, the birds are in their breeding plumage and you just can’t resist that gentle Spring breeze in the air. The animals are also welcoming the warmer weather with increased activity, which is sure to delight you when you visit. We invite you to start with a leisurely pontoon boat ride down Pepper Creek to the wildlife park and that’s just the beginning. Our elevated boardwalk system provides a great view of the wildlife, including bears, bobcats, panthers, deer, alligators, and a wide variety of wading birds, birds of prey, and songbirds. The Park's four resident manatees make the first-magnitude spring their home, along with fresh and salt water fish that are free to come and go. The Fish Bowl, a floating underwater observatory, offers an unequalled, below-water view of manatees and fish in the crystal-clear spring environment.

This is a day you'll long remember, the ideal family outing. Leave your everyday worries behind you as you set out to explore the Real Florida at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and all our Florida State Parks.
Our dedicated employees and friendly volunteers are waiting to welcome you!

- Kimberlee Tennille, Park Manager