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A 45 foot deep natural spring is the centerpiece of this more than 210 acre large park, located on US 19 in Homosassa Springs, Florida. The springs are the headwaters of the beautiful Homosassa River that flows nine miles west into the Gulf of Mexico. Saltwater and freshwater fish are attracted to these natural springs with their constant, year-round temperature of 72 degrees F. A floating underwater observatory inside the springs allows the visitor to view fish and manatee at close range. About 350 volunteers help in the operation, maintenance and improvement of the park.

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Download Aerial View of the Park.


  The starting point of a lifetime experience. Directions, Admission etc.
  Progress Energy installs Fuel Cell to power the Park's Pavillion
  Exciting new projects   October 2008
  Calendar of PUBLIC events, Education   See upcoming 2014/2015 events
  Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
  Explore the early history of the park, the Mullet Train and more
  Read about and see the story of three Bear Cubs
  The Underwater Observatory, a.k.a. Fish Bowl
  Large number of native Birds. Check out Whooping Crane
  Facts about and images of the West Indian manatee
  Alligators, crocodiles, snakes and turtles
  Red Wolf, Cougar, bear, hippo, bobcat and much more
  For and about the Park's volunteers
  Nearby Archaeological & Preserve State Park, Yulee Historic site
  Nearby large RV and tent campground with access to the river

E-mail questions or comments to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Trivia:   Did you know that the word "Homosassa" is a Creek word meaning "Place of many Pepper Plants" ?

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