Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
It was really, really, fun! There was real trees there.
If you enjoy seeing animals, birds and reptiles in their natural setting you'll want to pay a visit to this state park. Stroll along shaded nature trails and see otters, cougars, bobcats and many more animals, as well as birds of prey, flamingos and herons. Educational programs on alligators, hippos and manatees are offered throughout the day and the 168 acre park is open 365 days a year. One of the main features is a 45 foot deep natural spring which pumps millions of gallons of 72 degree water every hour. Both fresh and saltwater fish are attracted to this water and the park has also become known as a half-way house for manatees needing rehabilitating before being released back into the wild.
Take a ride on the pontoon boat to get an introduction to the park and snap photos of turtles, ospreys and ancient loblolly pines, myrtle and Southern magnolia trees. For the best possible viewing of the creatures in the warm springs, don't miss the floating underwater observatory, with large glass windows for enjoying the fish and other mammals. Park rangers can tell you all about the black bears and cougars residing there, as well as explain the importance of protecting the state's natural resources. The kids will enjoy the hands-on exhibits in the Children's Education Center.
4150 U.S. Highway 19, Homosassa, Florida 34446
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