The Visitor Center and main entrance to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
is located at 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. ( US 19 & 98 ) in Homosassa Springs, Florida.
Please note: For the health and welfare of all of our animals, particularly the endangered species, and our Park visitors, effective May 23, 2006, smoking will no longer be allowed within Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. For those visitors desiring to smoke or use tobacco, an area has been provided outside the West Entrance of the park. Please feel free to ask a Park Ranger for the reasons behind this policy. Thank you for your cooperation.
Daily Educational Programs at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Wildlife Encounters: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Manatee Programs: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Alligator/Hippopotamus Program at 12:30 p.m.
Admission Rates (effective July 1, 2009)
|Adults (tax included)
|Children ages 6 through 12 (tax included)
|Children 5 and under
Group Rates (10 persons and over)
|Adults (plus 6% tax)
|Children ages 6 through 12 (plus 6% tax)
|Children under 6
The Park is open to visitors every day of the year from 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM.
The ticket counter closes at 4 PM
The Visitor Center on Suncoast Boulevard is the starting point for guests
arriving by car or bus. From here the visitors are transported via pontoon boats through a
scenic waterway to the Wildlife Park.
The boat trip usually lasts 20 minutes. Here the guest is
already exposed to the Real Florida with its native birds,
plants and trees. The cabbage palm (red arrow) is the State Tree of Florida.
Special Educational Programs
||11:30 AM 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
|Wildlife Encounter Program
||10:30 AM 2:30 PM
|Alligator / Hippo Program
The Visitor Center now has a permanent exhibit of Winslow Homer´s
1904 watercolors of the Homosassa River. Below are just 2 samples of the
many beautiful paintings.
The painting on the left is called Palm Trees, Florida and
the watercolor painting on the right is entitled Red Shirt.