Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park located only a few minutes from Crystal River. The park hosts mostly native wildlife spices. Most of the animals have been rescued and are not able to return to the wild. The park focuses on animal welfare and this is noticeable by seeing the passion employees have for their work. The park has two entrances, I suggest taking the one located 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446.
The park entrance fee includes a 15-minute ride on a pontoon. During the ride, a little history is given about the park and its residences. Once you reach the west entrance now you have the whole park to explore. My favorite part was the bird section with the owls. The park has the most amount of native species I have ever seen. The Florida panther was really impressive and so was the black bears.
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park underwater observatory is really neat because you could actually see the manatees and fish underwater. We spent a rainy day walking around the park and was by far the best visit had. The Wildside Cafe near the park entrance has refreshments and if come here in the winter hot chocolate.
Additional Information About Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Hours: 9AM-5:30PM 7 days a week
Phone: (352) 628-5343
For more Information visit https://www.floridastateparks.org
Ticket counters close at 4:45 p.m.
Adults (age 13 and over) $13.00
Children (ages 6 through 12) $5.00
Children 5 and under are admitted free.