Homosassa Programs and Wildlife

Programs and Wildlife

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Manatee programs are offered daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The programs are presented alongside the main spring at the bleachers overlooking the Fish Bowl Underwater Observatory.

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park includes the Wildlife Walk and paved trails for wildlife viewing. The Wildlife Walk consists of elevated boardwalks that are accessible for strollers or visitors in wheelchairs. The boardwalk allows an elevated view of the natural habitats and provides rain shelters along the way. Unable to survive in the wild for various reasons, the park’s captive wildlife are ambassadors for their species, promoting conservation through education.

The Fish Bowl underwater observatory floats in the main spring and allows an up-close view of the spring and the fish and manatees that swim by. A live-feed television screen is located on the sundeck, allowing visitors to view fish and manatees from an underwater perspective.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is an excellent site for birding. The Pepper Creek Birding Trail runs from the visitor center parking area along the tram road and ends at the parking areas at Fish Bowl Drive. This trail is one of 20 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. An information kiosk is located at the trailhead behind the parking area of the visitor center on U.S. 19.