Fish Bowl underwater observatory at Homosassa Springs
West Indian manatee
Colorful male wood duck rests on a log near spring
Red wolf
School of Mangrove Snapper by William Garvin
Flamingo resting
Fish Bowl underwater observatory
West Indian manatee
West Indian manatee in main spring
Red Wolf
School of Mangrove Snapper
Flamingo resting

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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Welcome to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

 

Welcome to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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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