Kimberlee Tennille, Park Manager
Summer season has arrived early at the park and there is much to see and enjoy. The River otter is out swimming; the shorebirds are nesting and raising their young, and our Red wolves are exploring their habitat. You may even catch our Black bears cooling off in their pond.
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