This 210 acre park is home to native Florida wildlife and is one of the only places where you can see an West Indian Manatee 365 days a year (the park is open year round). The State Park is a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned West Indian manatees, which reside there until they are able to be returned to the wild.
Winter and Early spring is the best time to visit the park. You can start your visit with a leisurely pontoon boat ride down Pepper Creek to the main entrance of the park. Along the way you may see ospreys nesting, limpkins, herons, egrets, wood ducks, turtles and maybe even an alligator or otter.
The park has several exhibits including Wildlife Walk where you can see Great Horned Owls, Barn Owls, Florida Barred Owls, Grey and Red Foxes, bears, bobcats, otters, deer, alligators, Florida Panther, key deer, birds of prey, songbirds and a wide variety of wading birds.
Don’t miss the Reptile House which features native snakes and other reptiles or the Children’s Education center which offers some hands on learning opportunities and an interesting display of skeletons and bones.
The Fishbowl, a floating underwater observatory, offers a unique below-the-surface view of the manatees and native fishes.
Regular Educational presentations are made daily.
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd
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