Homosassa Wildlife Park, Florida

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to observe Florida’s

native wildlife in natural settings. Visitors may stroll along paved trails and boardwalks to see

manatees, black bear, bobcats, key deer, alligators, ray fox, otters and cougars at close range.

Many varieties of birds, from colorful wood ducks and roseate spoonbills to majestic birds of prey, herons

and egrets and a Whooping Crane, also make Homosassa Springs their home.

A huge spring, from which millions of gallons of fresh, clear water bubble every hour, is the

centerpiece of this park and the headwaters of the Homosassa River. Saltwater and freshwater

fish are attracted to this large, natural spring with its comfortable, year-round temperature of 72

degrees. Thirty-four varieties of fish have been identified in the spring.

One of the most interesting encounters at this natural attraction is the floating observatory,

where you can go under water to view the thousands of fish and Florida’s endangered

manatees. Homosassa Springs is one of the only places in the world where manatees may be

observed at close range 365 days a year.

 

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